Longines - Three Star Conquest Automatic - Silver Dial - Ref: 9044 - In Steel - c.1966
A c.1966, Steel Cased, Longines Dress Watch, with Gilt Hands and Dial Furnishings, Model Reference 9044 with Calibre 291, 24 jewel Movement.
Launched in 1957, the Conquest was one of Longines flagship watches of the 1960s and interestingly was the first model to be included in a 'family' or 'line' of watches which - certainly a development strategy on the part of the brand.
The Conquest was superseded by the Flagship line, then Admiral or Grand Prize, however, the Conquest line has remained reassuringly recognisable with its understated style and uncompromising elegance.
Although originally the Conquest was considered a sports watch, as denoted by the waterproof engraving on the case back, this particular watch would now cross over easily (and stylishly) into a great everyday wearer/dress watch.
What’s On Offer
This watch is housed in an unpolished and pretty mint, solid stainless steel case with a screw down case back embossed with the Longines logo and fitted with a gold Longines crown. The silver Longines signed dial with a lovely sunburst finish is in excellent condition and features gold baton hour markers and hands, date aperture at 3, and signed Longines *** Conquest automatic.
Case: Stainless steel
Dial: Silver, Sunburst
Bracelet: Brown Leather with pin buckle
Movement Type: Mechanical Automatic
Calibre: Longines 291
Waterproof: Yes when new
Power reserve: 45hrs
Condition: Excellent 9/10
Model Reference Number: 9044
Date of issue: c.1966
Guarantee: VWS 12 months
Lug width: 19mm
Lug height: (lug to lug) 41mm
Wrist size: Adjustable leather strap