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Longines - 18k Gold - Over-Sized Bauhaus Style - Sub Seconds - c.1941

A Charming Over-Sized Longines Manual Bauhaus Style Dress Watch in 18ct Gold with Beautiful Patina, c.1941

18ct Gold
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Longines, a beacon of Swiss horology, has been synonymous with precision and elegance since its inception in 1832. Founded by Auguste Agassiz in Saint-Imier, Switzerland, Longines holds the oldest registered logo for a watch company—a winged hourglass emblem that signifies enduring quality. Initially, the brand focused on assembling pocket watches from parts made by local craftsmen. However, its destiny took a remarkable turn under the leadership of Ernest Francillon, Agassiz's nephew.

In the late 19th century, Francillon revolutionized watchmaking by centralizing production into one factory in Les Longines, Saint-Imier. This move not only streamlined operations but also spurred innovation; in 1867, Longines introduced its first movement, the 20A. This caliber won an award at the Universal Exhibition in Paris for its novel winding mechanism. Throughout history, Longines has been at the forefront of technological advancements and precision timing.

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This beautiful Longines dress watch is the perfect all-rounder as far as a watch for every occasion goes. At 38.5mm it is way bigger than most watches of its time (1940s) and rather contemporary look given its practical yet beautiful Bauhaus-esque styling. If it weren't for the spattering of patina across the dial, it could very well be mistaken for a more modern watch as we know, styles come and go and come back again! As previously mentioned, the dial offers a very distinct nod to the Bauhaus movement with practicality and beauty perfectly combined. The simplicity of the thin line hour plots and the quarter Arabic numerals correspond with the super slim hands on the central pinion and a recessed subdial at 6 o'clock completes the picture. The case and lugs are crafted from beautiful 18ct gold and remain very well preserved. This is a charming vintage watch from Longines, running well and keeping good time, it is sure to bring much joy for many years to come. 

18ct Gold
 Leather Strap
Movement Type
Power reserve
Date of issue
1941 (Approx)
 12 Months VWS
Width (without crown)
Lug width
Lug height
(lug to lug) 38.5mm
Wrist size

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