Large Longines WW1 Officers Military Trench SOLD
Fine early Longines trench style wristwatch with rare center seconds movement and oversize solid sterling silver "officers" style case. Gota love the 3 luminous skeleton style hands and near perfect white enamel dial. The big 35mm silver case is VERY well made of thick sterling giving it a very heavy feel. Guarunteed original with serial number matching the movement, signed inside both back covers. This houses the rare and cosmetically stunning Longines caliber 13.33 indirect center seconds movement with beautiful plate decoration and Breguet overcoil blue steel hairspring fully serviced by our watchmaker and in excellent working condition. Truly unbelievable condition at almost 100 years!!!
Style: Early Wristwatch, Military
Case: Large 4-piece sterling silver case with wide bezel, double hinged back with dust cover and wire lugs. Fully signed Longines Watch Co. Swiss, 0.935, Sterling Silver inside both back covers. Original crown also in excellent condition. Serial number in the low 3,000,000 range dates is to around 1913 and matches the number printed on the movement. Original glass crystal has a few minor nicks, but is still in great shape.
Dial: Near mint original factory printed center seconds dial with white enamel finish, stylized numbers and outer minute/seconds track, signed Longines. No chips or hairlines at all. 3 original skeleton style hands with dark orange luminous. Stunning!
Movement: VERY rare Longines caliber 13.33 manual wind movement with indirect center seconds, Breguet overcoil hairspring, bi-metalic cut balance and beautiful Geneve stripe plate decoration. Signed Longines, 15 Jewels on the barrel bridge as well as Swiss, 13.33 on the main-plate below. Fully serviced by our watchmaker and in excellent working condition.