Longines 18K Rose Gold Oversize 1955

£1,150

100% Genuine & All Original

Fully Restored, Serviced and Guaranteed

A Simply Wonderful Classic 1950s Quilted White Dial

Desirable Large 37mm 18ct Rose Gold Longines Swiss Case

High Grade Cal 30L Hand Wind Movement in Sparkling Condition

All in Absolutely Top Grade & Simply Stunning Condition

Supplied with New High Quality Hirsch Leather Strap

This Watch is offered with 12 months Written Warranty*

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Longines is one of the oldest Swiss watch manufacturers with an unparalleled history of invention, innovation, patents and awards. During the 1940s and 50s they were responsible for some of the most technically brilliant and most beautiful watches of the period. Here we have just such an example from 1955 when Longines were competing head to head with the best in the world. An oversize 37mm case in 18ct Rose Gold and with the most achingly beautiful quilted white and rose gold 3, 9, 12 dial with subsidiary seconds at ‘6’. It is certainly one of the most attractive watches we have in stock right now and all in outstanding, or close to mint condition.

The Dial

Just perfect! Rose gold on a quilted cream white dial, this one of the best examples of the classic elegance of the period and to our our eyes, one of the most beautiful.. The original dial has been refinished to the highest possible standard and is now as good as new. The hands and lens are also in ‘as new’ condition. This is very hard to beat!

The Case

A substantial 18ct rose gold case with swept back lugs which raises the case slightly on the wrist and emphasises its presence. At 37mm diameter not including the Logines crown, this watch is very large for the period. Often when you find large cases on 1950s watches it means they are ‘custom made’ in South America, for that market. This is not such a case, it is stamped FAB SUISSE and SWISSMADE so there is no confusion. Inside the case-back all is as it should be, signed Longines with the Longines logo, 18ct hallmarks with 18K, 0.750 6691. The case has been professionally cleaned and lightly polished and is in superb condition showing only very minimal signs of wear.

The Movement

The high grade 30L hand wind movement here is one of Logines most successful, remaining in production, in-house, for over 12 years from 1955 onwards. It was used in many models including the top of the range Longines ‘Flagship’. The Longines 30L mechanical movement is fitted with an “incabloc” device which protects it against shocks and magnetic fields. Thanks to its large balance, the movement can be regulated with great precision. Here is an early example dating from 1955.

This is the original Cal 30L movement, in sparkling ‘as new’ condition, signed Longines, 17 Jewels, 30L and 9729614 dating the watch to 1955. This watch has obviously been vey well cared for with only occasional use. We have just serviced this movement and we are very happy to offer it with a 12 months warranty* With care and with regular servicing, say every 3 to 4 years we would fully expect this watch to run quite happily for another lifetime!

The Strap & Buckle

A high quality Hirsch padded leather strap is fitted with a gold plated buckle.

The Box and Papers

There are no original papers with this watch. However the numbers and markings on the watch are all correct and date the watch to 1955. A detailed written receipt, warranty* and a separate insurance valuation for the replacement value will be provided at the time of sale. The watch will be supplied in the new good quality presentation box as shown.

In Conclusion

This is exactly the kind of watch we love to find and present for sale. We have always admired vintage Longines and have never quite understood why they are so overlooked. Technically they hold their own with the much more famous brands such as Omega and Rolex. Whatever the reasons they represent amazingly good value just now, considering the quality and excellent pedigree.

So this is an extremely desirable and highly collectable vintage gold watch from one of horology’s most respected names which will provide an excellent financial investment as well as something to treasure and enjoy!

We are happy to accept Paypal as this is the quickest method of payment. However we would prefer payment by bank transfer or even a cheque as this saves on fees. Please call us first and we will be happy to pass on the savings to you.

For more information and to discuss the price and payment, please call or text Alan on 07515949250 or +44 7515949250 if calling from overseas.

*12 months warranty only applicable if the ‘Buy It Now’ price is paid.

We are able to take part exchanges.