Longines Dress Watch Re. 5528-1

Here we have a beautiful Longines dress watch in Calatrava style.

This example dates back to 1951, and clearly has the old-world charm you would expect from a Longines from this era.

Come and check this beauty out in our boutique at Reestraat 3 in Amsterdam.

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 1.850

Availability: In stock

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Longines een merk met een fantastische heritage, van Charles Lindbergh tot Humprey Bogart. Van horloges met complicaties en tot klassieke ‘dress up’ voor hem en haar. Elegance is an attitude!

Vintage is geschiedenis, het gevoel uit die jaren ervaren. Zo ook deze wat grotere dresswatch van Longines uit 1951. De jaren waarin een gedeelte van de wereld in de wederopbouw was. Heel voorzichtig gingen de mensen zich weer luxe permitteren, zoals deze Longines. De gebruikerssporen van dit horloge zijn goed zichtbaar, ´unpolished´, zij vertellen een verhaal. De stalen kast met fancy lugs heeft een afmeting van 36mm, voor die tijd oversized. Coffeecream wijzerplaat met rosé opgelegde markers en wijzers met de sporen van tijd, ook wel de patina genoemd. Het vertelt het verhaal van deze gentlemenswatch.

Het uurwerk wordt met de hand gewonden en is ready to go. Op zoek naar een all original, dan is deze zeker een  bezoekje aan onze winkel waard!

Bouwjaar: 1951

Afmeting: 36 mm

 

 

Brand

Longines

Model

Reference

5528-1

Year of production (circa)

1951

Material

Steel

Crystal

Acrylic

Diameter

35 mm

Bracelet/strap:

Leather

Buckle/clasp

Generic steel

Lug Width

18 mm

Details
Brand Longines
Diameter 35 mm
Model Dress watch
Bracelet/strap: Leather
Reference 5528-1
Buckle/clasp Generic steel
Year of production (circa) 1951
Lug Width 18 mm
Material Steel
Warranty 2 year (AWCo)
Crystal Acrylic
Backstory

It was back in 1832 in St. Imier that we find the roots of Longines. The house was founded by Auguste Agassiz and is currently under ownership of the Swatch Group. The brand would get its recognizable winged hour glass logo in 1889. It is the world’s oldest registered trademark.

Longines is currently very active in equestrian sports, but its heritage is predominantly in aviation. In 1927, the brand manufactured the 47mm Weems avigation (aviation navigation) watch in cooperation with Philip Van Horn Weems. Four years later, an hour angle watch for aerial navigation was developed in cooperation with Charles Lindbergh. A smaller Weems watch, measuring 33mm’s was introduced in 1937.

Note that this is long before the days of GPS or other automated navigation tools. Navigating your way through the sky was an extremely complex affair that required specialist tools like a Weems or Hour angle watch.

Throughout both world wars, Longines supplied military watches. They were one of the Dirty Dozen suppliers during late WWII. You will also find examples of the caged WWI trench watches in Longines’ archives.

Over the decades, Longines committed to many different genres of watches. From dress watches to chronographs and from pilot’s watches to divers. Today, its 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s dress watches are a a great entry point into vintage watch collecting. All the heritage and quality you could desire, but still relatively attainable. Once you get sucked into the brand though, there are all sorts of exotic and rare collectibles to be found.

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