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Longines. A fine and rare competition chronometer with Bulletin de Marche
Longines. A fine and rare competition chronometer with Bulletin de Marche

SIGNED LONGINES, CHRONOMETRE, MOVEMENT NO. 11291416, CIRCA 1965

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Longines. A fine and rare competition chronometer with Bulletin de Marche
Signed Longines, Chronometre, movement no. 11291416, circa 1965
Cal. 360 rectangular-shaped nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, Guillaume balance with two gold poising screws, oversized barrel, the silvered matte dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel spade hands, subsidiary seconds, in glazed circular outer case, all set within a wooden protective case, movement and dial signed
Movement 28 x 35 mm., 38 mm. diam., case 70 x 70 mm.

Lot Essay

Accompanied by République et Canton de Neuchâtel Observatoire Astronomique et Chronométrique Duplicata of the Bulletin de Marche dated 1 March 1965.

Since its creation in 1832 in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, Longines has played a pioneering role in numerous technological breakthroughs, notably in the world of sports by introducing in 1912 the principle of an electric wire, which at the start and finish of a race, activated and stopped the timing mechanism. The company has also been associated with the history of aviation and navigation. It timed, for instance, Lindbergh's first solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean and, subsequently developed the Hour Angle watch according to a design drawn by Lindbergh himself.

Calibre L360, such as the present lot, was launched in 1959 and is known as the "observatory calibre". This highly precise wristwatch movement won in its time the greatest number of distinctions at timing contests.

For another example of a calibre 360 Observatory movement see Longines by Daria Marozzi & Gianluigi Toselli, p. 25.
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