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Longines - A Steel Cased Five Star Admiral Wristwatch - Blue Linen Dial with Date - Issued c.1970s

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A Stunning Vintage Longines Automatic, 5 Star Admiral With a Captivating Twilight Blue Linen Dial, Tonneau Shaped Stainless Steel Case with Signed Longines Crown, Dating to c.1970s. 

Longines was founded in Saint-Imier in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz, a Swiss watchmaker, and brother of biologist Louis Agassiz. Auguste had two partners, lawyers Henri Raiguel and Florian Morel, and the company's original name was Raiguel Jeune & Cie, however, in 1867 the company was named Longines after the long meadows where their factory was located.

Longines is famous for timelessly elegant designs and longstanding ties to horse racing and other equestrian sports. The firm has also made a mark in the luxury watch industry with its impressive ultra-thin movements and other watch models.

What’s On Offer 

This Longines Admiral boasts a captivating twilight blue linen dial with applied indexes and elegant pencil hands with luminous inserts. The applied Longines winged hourglass logo sits at 12 and the Admiral Stars are at 6 o'clock, a central sweep seconds needle hand and framed, quick set, date aperture at 3 o'clock complete the stunning blue linen dial. 

The tonneau-shaped stainless steel Longines signed case is an unusual feature giving this piece a unique retro look and it also boasts a Longines signed crown.  The mid-size proportions wear nicely on the wrist and the brown leather strap with Longines signed pin buckle complements the jewel in the crown of this watch, the dusky twilight blue dial, perfectly. A beautiful timepiece ready to be worn and enjoyed; recently serviced, and running extremely well. 

Additional information

Made from

Case: Stainless Steel

Dial: Blue Linen

Crystal: Plexiglass

Bracelet: Brown Leather Strap with Pin Buckle

Technical specifications

Winding: Automatic

Movement Type: Mechanical

Caliber: 506

Jewels: 21j

Waterproof: When New

Power reserve: 44hrs

Purchase details

Condition: Excellent

Model Reference: Admiral 5 Star

Date of issue: c.1970s

Warranty: 12 Months by VWS


Width (without crown): 37.5mm

Lug width: 20mm

Lug height: (lug to lug) 39mm

Wrist size: Adjustable