• Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953
  • Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953
  • Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953
  • Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953
  • Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953
  • Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953
  • Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953
  • Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953
  • Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953

Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953

Brand:Longines
Model:Calatrava style
Year:1953
Material:Stainless Steel
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:34.5mm
Size - length including lugs:44mm
Condition:Very good
Price:$1,095

Longines in stainless steel with beautiful dial with Calatrava style dial from 1953

Beautiful round creamy dial Longines in stainless steel. The color of the dial is beautiful with beautiful patina. It is the value of the watch, very collectible. The watch has stainless steel batons for the hours. The second sub dial is at 6 o’clock. The hands are in stainless steel with Dauphine style. The crown is signed with Longines logo. Inside the back case is engraved “Longines Acier Inoxydable” 6666-3 and 51. It is a manual wind movement with a caliber 1268Z and 17 jewels. The watch comes with a beige leather band and steel buckle. The width between the lugs is 18mm.

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

Manual wind movement with caliber 1268Z with 17 jewels, 18,000 bph and 41 hours of power reserve. The movement has the numbers 9670691 (1953).

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 34.5mm
Length including lugs: 44mm

Price: $1,095