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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: Circa 1967
    Reference No: 7594-3
    Movement No: 13’362’493
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Automatic, cal.290 24 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 42 mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Longines Extract from the Archives confirming sale of the present watch on March 30, 1967.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Undoubtedly one of the creators for some of the most beautiful and coveted vintage chronographs, Longines also has a lesser known history in dive watches of which the present watch is a smashing example.

    To guarantee water resistance, Longines contacted case manufacturer Ervin Piquerez who had patented a so-called “super compressor” case, whereby the deeper the watch went, the tighter the back sealed against the gasket.

    Instead of an outer bezel to time dives, Longines opted for a very elegant rotating inner bezel that can be controlled via the crown located at 2 o’clock. The appeal of the present watch features a rich black lacquer dial that has turned ‘tropical’ over time where part of the dial has turn into a lighter caramel tone, enhancing the desirability of this rare and beautiful example.

  • 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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Ref. 7594-3
A rare and very attractive stainless steel diver’s wristwatch with center second, rotating inner bezel and “tropical dial”

Circa 1967
42 mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 150,000 
€11,000-16,600
$12,800-19,200

Sold for HK$118,750

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2030
[email protected]

Ziyong Ho
Specialist
+852 9386 2032
[email protected]

Jill Chen
Specialist
+852 2318 2033
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018