1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
Ref: 9002/3

1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002/3
Regular price
£750.00
Sale price
£750.00
Unit price
per 

Specification

Reference : 9002/3
Movement : Automatic Longines Cal. 19AS
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1955
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 
18mm
Condition :
 Pre-Owned
Box & Papers :
None
Case Material :
Gold Capped
Warranty :
12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 7inch


Points of Mention

This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and, therefore, comes with no original Longines box or paperwork. It is paired with an 18mm well-suited black leather strap. The watch is from Circa 1955 and is sold in worn vintage condition; wear and age can be seen throughout the watch, as you can see from the photographs. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.

For more photos see here - https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1TYIWQHv_jcwYRe4aRMm6GNC5B4lWLRCe?usp=drive_link

4K YouTube video, skip to 24:33 -  https://youtu.be/TgD3xLhak-M


The Watch

Here we have a 1955 Longines Conquest Automatic Gold Capped 9002 with a 35mm Gold-capped case, which means a thick layer of Gold has been mechanically heated and applied in layers on top of the stainless steel case. Thick tapered lugs with a lug-to-lug length of 42mm and a case thickness of 11mm ensure the watch comfortably fits your wrist. On the right side is a large signed crown. The smooth bezel holds a domed crystal above a two-tone champagne-coloured dial with an even patina, attractive applied gilt double-faceted indexes mark the hours, and an inner minute track has lume pips on the hour. Elegant gilt dauphine hands are complemented by a delicate tapered second hand; at 12 o’clock, we have the applied Longine motif with Automatic in an attractive font, and at 6 o’clock, “Conquest” completes this dynamic dress watch. On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the golden medallion embossed Conquest fish and remnants of the green enamel in the centre, inside an automatic Longines Cal. 19AS, 19 jewels, beating at a leisurely 18,000 beats per hour. The watch comes paired with an 18mm black leather strap.


Personal Note

As I have mentioned countless times before the value of vintage Longines is incredible, especially when you consider how much more interest is in the vintage watch world now and we can still find amazing examples like this and still provide them at truly fair prices! I wouldn't hesitate on adding this gem to your collection if you are after a beautiful vintage watch.


The Brand

Longines was founded in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz and is considered to be the oldest registered watch brand. The Longines factory was opened in 1867 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. From this date, the name Longines was present on their dials, and the winged hourglass was engraved on their movements. After visiting the Universal Exhibition of 1876 in the United States, Longines became pioneers in mechanised production. In 1880, the brand name was filed with the Federal Office of Intellectual Property; later, their logo was registered in 1889. Their first wristwatch, which had a single pusher, the calibre 13.33z, was introduced in 1913. They became the official supplier of the International Aeronautical Federation in 1919. Lindbergh, the aviator and adventurer, worked with Longines to create the Hour Angle watch in 1927. Their first self-winding calibre 22A was produced in 1945. With continued innovation and technical achievements, Longines became the official timekeeper for Formula One in 1983 for ten years. In 2009, they became the official timekeeper for the French Open at Roland Garros. Purchased in 1971 by ‘Ebauches SA’, Swiss watchmakers SSIH owned Omega, Tissot, and Lemania, and ASUAG owned Certina, Endura, Eterna, Hamilton, Longines, Mido, and Rado. They were merged in 1983 to become the Swatch Group in 1998.