16 May 2011
Longines. A rare and unusual 18K gold hunter case minute repeating keyless lever watch, made for the Turkish Market
Signed Longines, Répétition à Minutes, No. 1'894'564, retailed by Nacib K. Djezvedjian & Son, Constantinople, manufactured in 1906
Cal. 19/20''' nickel-finished jewelled lever movement, bimetallic compensation balance, minute repeating on two hammers onto two gongs, glazed dust cover, gold cuvette, white enamel dial, Turkish numerals, subsidiary seconds, circular plain case, applied two colour gold initials to the front cover, repeating slide in the band, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
54.5 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Montres Longines SA, production of the present watch started in 1906. It was sold to Nacib K. Djezvedjian & Son, Constantinople, Longines' agent for Turkey, on 2 October 1910.
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