A highly rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone dial, center seconds, luminous markers and hands

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  • Condition Report

  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1937
    Reference No: 3501
    Movement No: 5'437'876
    Case No: 5'437'876
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12.68Z, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Metal buckle
    Dimensions: 33mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Longines Extract from the Archives confirming the present watch was invoiced on 10 August 1937 to the company Kohn, which was at that time Longines' agent in Prague.

  • Catalogue Essay

    This spectacular Longines is a superlative example. Displaying a wide and flat bezel, it most notably features a two-tone dial with luminous Arabic numerals at 3, 6, 9 and 12 o'clock. Such striking designs hardly ever appear on the market, making the present timepiece incredibly rare. Furthermore, the case is preserved in particularly stunning condition, with sharp finishes and crisp edges throughout. As an additional plus, the dial hardly shows any signs of aging, attesting to its unmatched state of preservation.

    Research shows that the present watch was invoiced on 10 August 1937 to the company Kohn, which was at that time Longines' agent in Prague.

  • 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. 3501
A highly rare and attractive stainless steel wristwatch with two-tone dial, center seconds, luminous markers and hands

1937
33mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF12,000 - 18,000 
€11,100-16,600
$12,100-18,200

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Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East
+ 41 79 637 1724
aghotbi@phillips.com

The Geneva Watch Auction X

Geneva Auction 9-10 November 2019