11 May 2015
Longines. A fine and rare 18K gold, enamel and diamond-set hunter case minute repeating keyless lever watch, made for the Turkish market
Signed Longines, case no. 1'771'774, manufactured in 1908
Gilt-finished jewelled lever movement, repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, white enamel dial, gilt Breguet numerals, outer beady minute divisions, constant seconds, repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, gold cuvette engraved Longines, 4 Grands Prix, Paris-Paris, Milan, Bruxelles, Répétition a Minutes, circular case, diamond-set scroll and foliage and translucent scarlet enamel sides, polychrome enamel view of Constantinople to the front, a polychrome enamel bouquet of flowers to the back, repeating slide in the foliage decorated band, case numbered, cuvette signed and numbered
54 mm. diam.
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With Longines Extract from the Archives confirming production of this watch with enamel decoration representing the view of Constantinople. It was sold to Arabian, the Longines agent for Turkey on 6 July 1908.
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