15 November 2004
Longines. An 18K pink gold chronograph wristwatch
Signed Longines, movement no. 11537925, case no. 6595 16 55, circa 1960
Cal. 30 CH nickel-finished lever movement, 18 jewels, the silvered brushed dial with applied triangular-shaped and Arabic numerals, outer tachometer scale, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in circular case with extended downturned lugs, snap on back, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, together with a gilt Longines buckle, case, dial and movement signed
36 mm. diam.
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