Movement : Automatic Longines Cal. 19AS
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : Circa. 1957
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 12.5mm
Lug to Lug : 43mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : None
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Warranty : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Warranty
The wrist model's wrist size is 6.5inch
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 well-suited black suede strap. The watch is from Circa. 1957. The watch 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.
The Longines Conquest was first introduced in 1954, here we have a stunning 1957 Longines Conquest Automatic 9000-11 with a 35mm stainless steel case that curves over your wrist with thick tapered lugs and a lug-to-lug length of 43mm and a thickness of 12.5mm ensuring the watch is a comfortable fit. On the right, a push/pull crown with signs of wear on the top and sides. The thin bezel holds a domed crystal above a stunning slightly tropicalised black dial, 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, at 6 o’clock, “Conquest.” On the reverse, a screw-down case back with the medallion embossed Conquest fish, green enamel in the centre and an engraved name “Thomas Short” around the edge, inside an automatic Longines Cal. 19AS, 19 jewels, 18,000 beats per hour. The watch comes fitted on an 18mm black suede strap.
Vintage Longines still offers undeniable value in the vintage watch market, this model is the perfect example of that! The dial has tropicalised beautifully and shows true character, for some this won't be desirable but for most vintage watch collectors this will be amazing as it shows how old watches can age under certain conditions. It will come as no surprise that this is a favourite of mine, so snap it up before I change my mind.
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 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 10 years. They also 2009 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. were merged in 1983 to become the Swatch Group in 1998.