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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1940
    Reference No: 4528
    Movement No: 5’761’706
    Case No: 20’602’24
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12.68Z, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Longines Extract from the Archives confirming the present watch was invoiced on 21 May 1940 to the company Sadar, which was at that time Longines' agent for Celje.

  • Catalogue Essay

    For any collectors looking for a classic and reliable wristwatch from the 1940s, high chance it will be a Longines. The present lot is an attractive example of 1940’s Longines oversize time only ‘Calatrava’ style watch with a stunning lacquered dial with ‘copper’ Arabic numerals which are highly unusual, fitted with calibre 12.68Z that was produced between the 40’s to 50’s that is a robust, manual winding movement with anti-shock protection.

    The present watch was invoiced on 21 May 1940 to the company Sadar, which was at that time Longines' agent for Celje. A simple three hands watch from the 1940s making it an excellent choice for anyone looking to have an evergreen classic 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. 4528
A fine stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds and black dial

1940
37.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,300-6,500
$5,100-7,700

Sold for HK$50,400

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020