Longines - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR Hong Kong Monday, May 29, 2017 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1972
    Reference No: 8229
    Movement No: 56'210'019
    Case No: 15’889’375
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 330, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Grey suede leather strap
    Dimensions: 41 mm. width
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Longines Extract from the Archives confirming the present watch was invoice in June 1972 to the company, Longines Vertriebs GmbH, in Germany.
    Literature: For another caliber 330 chronograph, please see Longines Watches by John Goldberger, pages 282 and 283.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present example was originally designed as a diver's watch. Preserved in excellent condition, it features crisp serial numbers to the case back and sharp finishes throughout the case. The rotatable bezel is still in excellent condition with minimal surface wear.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

Ref. 8229
A rare stainless steel chrongraph cushion-shaped wristwatch

41 mm. width
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$23,000 - 38,000 

Sold for HK$32,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017