Longines - The Watch Auction: One Geneva Saturday, May 9, 2015 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1935
    Movement No: 5'259'723
    Case No: 5'259'723
    Material: 18k yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, 15'''
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated, signed Longines
    Dimensions: 40mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Chronographs by Longines are considered amongst the best made, most attractive and, consequently, collectable in the world. They stand out by an incredible level of sophistication in terms of design and unmatched movement finish. The present example is not only one of the largest known today but also one of the most attractive thanks to its silver and rose two-tone dial and the telemeter and the tachometer scales printed in blue. Originally sold to Italy in 1935 it is without a doubt one of the best looking wristwatches of the pre WWII period.

  • Artist Biography


    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 rare and large yellow gold single button chronograph two-tone dial and hinged case

40mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF15,000 - 25,000 

Sold for CHF38,750

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm