Longines - Magnificent Jewels Geneva Monday, May 12, 2008 | Phillips
    • circa 1940

    • The bracelet is designed as a tapering series of gadroon decorated round forms, to the square-faced concealed watch, mounted in 18K yellow gold, length 17 cm. 

    • Signed dial

  • Artist Biography

    Longines

    Swiss • 1832

    Auguste Agassiz founded Longines in 1832, and today is considered to be a pioneer in the evolution of the chronograph. During the 1930s, Longines' chronograph wristwatches were used as tools for wartime aviators and military personnel. As one of Switzerland's largest manufacturers, Longines was an important supplier of wristwatches to militaries of multiple nations.

    Today, they are owned by the Swatch Group and produce wristwatches for both men and women. Their vintage wristwatches continue to grow in desirability amongst collectors. Some of the most sought-after models include such oversized chronographs as the Lindbergh Hour Angle designed by Charles Lindbergh, Chronostop, Tre Tacche, A-7, Tasti a Spillo and Doppia Lanchetta.

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A Lady's Gold Wristwatch

circa 1940
The bracelet is designed as a tapering series of gadroon decorated round forms, to the square-faced concealed watch, mounted in 18K yellow gold, length 17 cm. 
Signed dial

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 7,000 

Magnificent Jewels

13 May 2008, 2 & 7pm
Geneva