• Stunning Longines in 14K gold with caliber 19.4 and 17 jewels
  • Stunning Longines in 14K gold with caliber 19.4 and 17 jewels
  • Stunning Longines in 14K gold with caliber 19.4 and 17 jewels
  • Stunning Longines in 14K gold with caliber 19.4 and 17 jewels
  • Stunning Longines in 14K gold with caliber 19.4 and 17 jewels
  • Stunning Longines in 14K gold with caliber 19.4 and 17 jewels
  • Stunning Longines in 14K gold with caliber 19.4 and 17 jewels

Stunning Longines in 14K gold with caliber 19.4 and 17 jewels from 1961

Brand:Longines
Model:1017
Year:11
Material:14K Gold
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:32mm
Size - length including lugs:37mm
Condition:Very good
Price:$650

Stunning Longines in 14K gold with caliber 19.4 and 17 jewels from 1961

Beautiful round Longines in 14K gold with cream dial and gold batons every five minutes. The sub second dial is at 6 o’clock. The stick hands are in gold. This is a winding mechanical movement with caliber 19.4. Also on the movement appears the 3 letters LXW (Import code). On the movement you also have the number 11742275 and Longines Watch Swiss. On the outside case comes engraved 14K gold. Inside the case you have engraved 1017 “Longines Wittnauer Watch Co.” – New York – Geneva – Montreal – 14K gold, S&W – 175337. The watch comes with a black lizard strap.

History

Longines was born August 14, 1832 by a young man called Auguste Agassiz who became partner at “Comptoir Raiguel Jeune”, watch dealership in the Jura. After putting watches together mostly by watchmakers living in small farms, the comptoir sell them. The Co. becomes very prosperous. In 1847, the company changes the name for “Comptoir Agassiz & Co.” En 1866, the Co. buys a land called “Les Longines” to build production plant. One year later, the first watches “E. Francillon, Longines, Suisse” are introduced to the universal exhibition in Paris. In 1880, the company registered its patent as “Longines” and the famous trademark “the winged hourglass”. Then came the famous calibers, the 13.33Z, the 13ZN or the 30CH in 1947. The most memorable moment was the association with Charles A. Lindbergh who had flown his Spirit of Saint Louis across the Atlantic on May 27, 1927. Hour angle watch that made navigation easier for many a pilot on trans-oceanic flights was available from 1932. Longines was also the pioneer of electronic timekeeping.

Technical details

Movement with caliber 19.4, manual winding, sub second, 17 jewels, 19800 A/h. The movement is from 1953.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 32mm
Length including lugs: 37mm

Price: $650