13 November 2006
Longines. A fine 18K gold single button chronograph wristwatch with enamel dial
Signed Longines, Chronographe-Compteur, movement and case numbered 5116900, circa 1933
Cal. 13.33 nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, bimetallic compensation balance, hinged gold cuvette, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, outer blue, red and black tachymetre and telemetre scales, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in circular case with hinged back, wire lugs, chronograph button in the crown, case, cuvette, dial and movement signed
35 mm. diam.
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According to the Archives of Longines, the present watch was sold to Spain in 1933.
A similar model is described and illustrated in Longines Watches by John Goldberger, Damiani Editore, pp. 26 & 27.
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