Points of Mention
This watch is sold as "Watch Only" and therefore comes with no original LONGINES box or paperwork. The watch comes paired with a 17mm suede strap. The watch is from Circa. 1926/27 and is sold in worn, vintage condition, wear and age can be seen throughout the watch. The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty.
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 onto 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 with a single pusher the caliber 13.33z was introduced in 1913. They became the official supplier for 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 caliber 22A was produced in 1945. With continued innovation and technical achievements, Longines became the official timekeeper for Formula one in 1983 for 10 years. They also in 2009 became the official timekeeper for the French Open at Roland Garros. Purchased in 1971 by ‘Ebauches SA’, Swiss watchmakers SSIH who owned Omega, Tissot, and Lemania, and ASUAG who owned Certina, Endura, Eterna, Hamilton, Longines, Mido, and Rado. were merged in 1983 to become the Swatch Group in 1998.
Here we have an early 1927 Longines with a 27mm 14ct Yellow Gold Art-Deco Cushion Case. The case gently curves towards the fixed curved lugs. A lug to lug length of 31.5mm and a case thickness of just 8.5mm ensures a comfortable fit on your wrist. On the right side is a signed crown. A domed crystal sits above a white dial. An outer minute track with Art Deco numerals coated in Radium. Elegant thermally blued sword hands have Radium infill. At 6 o’clock a small seconds register with a thermally blued hand. Text at 12 o’clock “LONGINES” inked in black. On the reverse, a snap-off case back. Inside a Manual Longines Cal. 11.84 N, 15 jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on a 17mm suede strap.