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Longines Comet Ref. 8475 Yellow

Mystery dials in the world of horology are something of an enigma. With the exception of Cartier’s fascination with them and the occasional piece from Maurice Lacroix, they remain a rare and elusive form of watchmaking, deliberately crafted to conceal the inner workings of the timepiece. The central concept revolves around hands that appear to float magically, leaving enthusiasts mystified as to the engineering behind this optical illusion.

However, what truly perplexes collectors is the Longines Comet, a timepiece that, in our humble opinion, deserves a place in every serious collector’s repertoire. Introduced in 1970, this watch boasts a distinctive retro cushion case and a selection of vibrant dials, including light blue, navy, yellow, and the exceedingly rare red variant. Longines hit the bullseye with this creation, combining an appealing aesthetic with unexpected complexity.

At first glance, the Longines Comet may seem like a whimsical design, but it conceals a surprising level of sophistication. It tells the time in a unique manner: a broad arrow central hand indicates the hours, while an orbiting dot, aptly named the “Comet,” tracks the minutes. These elements are ingeniously mounted on alternating colored discs positioned between the hour and minute tracks, creating the illusion of weightlessness. All of this is encased in a reasonably sized 40mm stainless steel cushion case.

Inside the Longines Comet ticks the Longines 702 movement, a testament to the brand’s golden era when they produced movements independently of the Swatch Group. While the movement itself is fundamentally in-house and straightforward, Longines added a few extra wheels to facilitate the rotation of the discs. Nonetheless, it remains reliable and, fortunately for collectors, relatively straightforward to service.

In conclusion, the Longines Comet is not just a watch; it’s a testament to the creativity and innovation that can emerge from the world of horology. Its distinctive design, vibrant dials, and intriguing time-telling mechanism make it a true gem for collectors who appreciate both form and function in their timepieces.

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Details
Brand Longines
Diameter 35 x 40 mm
Model Comet
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 8475
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Year of production (circa) 1970s
Lug Width 20 mm
Material Steel
Set Content Watch only
Crystal Acrylic
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Dial color Yellow
Movement Hand-wound
Backstory

All of our vintage watches have been carefully selected for you. Each watch is meticulously inspected on condition and originality. Furthermore, our watches receive a full service by our highly skilled and qualified watchmakers before hitting the store, so you can wear your special find with confidence. A statement we back up with a 2-year warranty.

With over two decades of experience in vintage watches, we have developed an eye for great quality and great stories. Because we believe every vintage watch tells a story through its unique design, history and patina. A vintage watch is a time-traveling device in that sense. A practical item for daily use, that connects us to something bigger than ourselves at the same time. In an age of single-use goods and quick consumption, a mechanical marvel that is designed to last for generations is quite simply a fantastic thing to have in your life.

At AWCo, we are a diverse team of watch experts, each with their own niche interests and expertise. From history buffs to tech geeks and style gurus, we all approach this beautiful passion from different angles. We operate under the mantra that every vintage watch is unique and so is every client. We get a massive thrill out of helping you find that one special watch that perfectly suits your personality, style and budget. To see you staring at your wrist with a big smile on your face, is what we get out of bed for.

So if you like what you are seeing here, give us a visit, a call or a message via email or Whatsapp. We are looking forward to helping you discover whether this is the watch for you or your loved one.

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We strive to promptly handle packages to minimize delays. Delivery times begin from the day of dispatch. While we make every effort to ensure smooth delivery, we cannot be held responsible for delays caused by destination customs, local duties, taxes, or lost items during transit.

Certainly, we understand that overloaded mail-order companies can also contribute to potential delays in the delivery process. Despite our best efforts, external factors beyond our control may affect shipping times. Rest assured, we remain committed to providing timely service and will work diligently to ensure your order reaches you as promptly as possible. For any inquiries or updates, feel free to reach out to us at info@awco.nl. Your satisfaction is our priority.

Brand

Longines

Model

Reference

8475

Year of production (circa)

1970s

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Dial color

Yellow

Movement

Hand-wound

Diameter

35 x 40 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

20 mm

Set Content

Watch only