Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch
Longines Cal. 12.68Z 'Full Set' sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Longines Cal. 12.68Z ‘Full Set’ sold 1959 | 9ct gold manually wound vintage wristwatch

Complete with its original Longines guarantee booklet and presentation case, this watch is in wonderful condition with a rich lustre to the dial, a well defined gold case, and  a fully stitched vintage leather strap. The watch has an interesting provenance, having been presented in 1959 to S. T. Huggett, Secretary of the Auto Cycle Union. Formed in 1903, the ACU is the National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles. As the inscription to the case back shows, the present watch was given to Huggett by the Union’s management committee to recognise 40 years’ service. Huggett is mentioned several times in Arthur Bourne’s book ‘Behind the Scenes in the Vintage Years’ (Troubador Publishing).

Specifications

[M] Longines calibre 12.68Z manually wound movement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber
[D] silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic and faceted triangular hour indexes, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, outer minute ring
[C] polished 9ct yellow gold case, chamfered bezel, down-turned lugs, snap-on case back, plain crown, case back hallmarked 1958-1959 and with presentation inscription
[S] dial and movement signed Longines, case signed by Baume, UK agent for Longines

Measurements

33.5mm diameter excluding winding crown
41mm length including lugs
9.5mm depth to centre of crystal
18mm lug gauge/strap width

Accompaniments

Original numbered Longines guarantee booklet & Longines presentation case
One Year Guarantee – serviced by a Longines approved service centre

£995.00

Out of stock

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Description

Complete with its original Longines guarantee booklet and presentation case, this watch is in wonderful condition with a rich lustre to the dial, a well defined gold case, and  a fully stitched vintage leather strap. The watch has an interesting provenance, having been presented in 1959 to S. T. Huggett, Secretary of the Auto Cycle Union. Formed in 1903, the ACU is the National Governing Body for motorcycle sport in the British Isles. As the inscription to the case back shows, the present watch was given to Huggett by the Union’s management committee to recognise 40 years’ service. Huggett is mentioned several times in Arthur Bourne’s book ‘Behind the Scenes in the Vintage Years’ (Troubador Publishing).

Specifications

[M] Longines calibre 12.68Z manually wound movement, 17 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber
[D] silvered dial, raised gilded Arabic and faceted triangular hour indexes, engine-turned subsidiary seconds, outer minute ring
[C] polished 9ct yellow gold case, chamfered bezel, down-turned lugs, snap-on case back, plain crown, case back hallmarked 1958-1959 and with presentation inscription
[S] dial and movement signed Longines, case signed by Baume, UK agent for Longines

Measurements

33.5mm diameter excluding winding crown
41mm length including lugs
9.5mm depth to centre of crystal
18mm lug gauge/strap width

Accompaniments

Original numbered Longines guarantee booklet & Longines presentation case
One Year Guarantee – serviced by a Longines approved service centre

03112021

£995.00 [Sold]