A very rare and highly attractive wristwatch with black lacquer dial

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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1941
    Reference No: 4722
    Movement No: 5'773'061
    Case No: 5'773'061
    Material: 14K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 27.0, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Yellow gold pin buckle
    Dimensions: 35mm Diameter
    Accessories: Delivered with Longines Extract from the Archives confirming production of the present watch in 1941 and its subsequent delivery to Slovakia.

  • Catalogue Essay

    While mid-century Longines chronographs are incredibly popular today, their more restrained time-only watches remain some of the most desirable dress watches from that time period.

    Made from 14k yellow gold, the present watch measures 35mm. The design of the case is particularly interesting. It features a large flat bezel and downturned faceted lugs, not unlike the larger reference 4382.

    The watch is fitted with a stunning black lacquer dial with highly unusual and charismatic copper numerals, as confirmed by the Extract from the Archives. Inside the case is the Longines caliber 27.0, an in-house, manually wound mechanical movement. The movement and case numbers match perfectly.

    The present watch was invoiced on 7 April 1941 to Weinstabl, Longines’s agent in Bratislava at the time. Preserved in excellent condition, the following Longines reference 4722 is an extremely attractive, rare, and enjoyable wristwatch, the very reason collectors turn to vintage.

  • Maker Bio

    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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Longines

Ref. 4722
A very rare and highly attractive wristwatch with black lacquer dial

1941
35mm Diameter

Estimate
CHF5,000 - 10,000 
€4,400-8,800
$5,100-10,200

sold for CHF10,250

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Sale
+41 22 317 81 89
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018