Zeppelin LZ 127

Graf Zeppelin Airship Hommage

The model is a homage to one of the more successful Zeppelin produced airships, the LZ 127 "Graf Zeppelin", that flew in the golden-era of German airship commercial viability between 1928 and 1937. The chronograph features a polished stainless case, blued hand set, and a display back for viewing the stunning MakTime produced cal. 3133.

Graf Zeppelin ticket

Included with many Zeppelin branded chronographs is this warranty paper in the form of a Graf Zeppelin ticket dated July 5th, 1930.

Case back

Before purchasing any late-model Zeppelin or Junkers branded chronograph, you should be sure that you are getting a model with a decorated/gilded movement - not all models feature a decorated movement and sapphire glass.

Flight Airlines Stewardess

The flight history of the Graf Zeppelin airship is very fascinating, with numerous high profile excursions including a round-the-world flight in 1929; a Pan-American flight in 1930; Middle East and Polar flights in 1931; and a 5 years commercial service between Germany and South America. For anyone who is interested, a full length BBC documentary on the round-the-world flight is available for viewing on YouTube - just Google it.

Although the Graf Zeppelin had a good safety record during it's eight year career, the Hindenburg disaster of May, 1937 sealed the faith of all flammable-helium filled airships as public confidence evaporated overnight, and switching to non-flammable helium was not commercially viable. As a result, the Graf Zeppelin was first retired to a museum in Frankfurt, and then scrapped in 1940 for reuse of metals by the German military aircraft industry.