|Model:||First World War|
|Size - diameter excluding winding crown:||35mm|
|Size - length including lugs:||49mm|
o’clock, which define well this time period. The watch has a sub dial at 6 o’clock. It comes with black hands with “Cathedrale” style. The crown is prominent. Between the back case and the movement comes a “Cuvette” with inside engraved “0,900 – 15 – 3512181”. On the outside comes engraved “Longines – 6 Grand Prix – Paris – Anvers – Paris – Bruxelles – Milan – Berne”. The back case is in silver 0,900 with engraved inside “EF Co. Longines – 0,900 – 15 - #3512181”. The watch has a Longines manual winding movement with caliber 13.34 and 15 jewels. The lugs are attached to the case with a thin black leather band.
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.
Longines manual winding movement from 1910’s to 1930’s with caliber 13.34 and 15 jewels, 18,000 A/h. The movement is numbered 3512181.
Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 49mm