Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969 | Laurent Fine Watches
  • Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969
  • Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969
  • Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969
  • Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969
  • Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969
  • Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969
  • Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969
  • Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969

Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969

Brand:Longines
Model:Admiral 5 stars
Year:1969
Material:10K gold filled
Size - diameter excluding winding crown:35mm
Size - length including lugs:35mm
Condition:Very good
Box:No
Paper:No
Price:Sold

Desirable Longines Admiral 5 stars with black dial from 1969

Round black dial Longines in gold filled with gold baton for each hour. It also has a white outer ring for the minutes. At 3 o’clock comes the window for the date. At 6 o’clock you have “Admiral 5 stars”. It is a “T Swiss T” model. The hands are in gold with Dauphine style. It is a 10 K gold filled case with engraved inside “Longines Wittnauer Star WC Co – 10K Gold Filled – 2940-501 – 6337531 and outside “10K Gold Filled – Use 1260 Wrench. It is an automatic movement with caliber 505 and 17 jewels. The watch comes with a brand new black leather strap. The width between the lugs is 16mm.

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

Longines automatic movement with caliber 505 with 17 jewels, 19,800 bph and 44 hours of power reserve. The movement has the numbers 14888371. This movement line is a Record design and Longines adopted it when Longines acquired Record.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 35mm

Price: Sold