LONGINES ART DECO GENTS DRIVERS WATCH
LONGINES 14 CARAT GOLD ART DECO GENTS DRIVERS WATCH
Stunning drivers curved design with gorgeous black Art Deco dial,
dates to around 1949 over 60 years old and correctly signed in three
places ,dial case and movement.
The 14 carat solid gold gently curved Art Deco case with Art Deco
Devils Horn Lugs.
The case was made for Longines by Apex a well known manufacturer who
supplied cases to a number of high end watchmakers during 40s and
50s.It was fashionable to design the cases with a curve at the rear so
that it hugged the wrist effectively without slipping, they were
particularly sought after by car drivers hence the term Drivers Watch.
The 14 k hallmark to the rear is so clear so it is reasonable to
suggest that this watch was worn for only special occasions, the case
measuring 22mm across excluding the crown and 37mm from lug to lug.
The watch dial and glass have been expertly refinished, and the
Longines 9L calibre movement with 17 jewels set in solid gold casings
was serviced in 2004 and still keeps exellent time.
The watch is fitted with a new Hirsch black leather strap
The Longines presentation box is in beautiful condition inside lined
in red velvet.