Longines Conquest Calendar Ref. 9007 -6 invoiced 1959 | pink gold capped automatic vintage wristwatch
This is a wonderful wristwatch from Longines’ iconic Conquest range. The watch’s dial is in outstanding condition with an excellent lustre, strong two-toning and applied pink gold multi-faceted indexes. The upper case has a pink gold capped surface – this is formed from a sheet of pink gold fused to the metal beneath and is a much more hard wearing and robust finish than standard gold plating. Turning the watch over reveals the weighty stainless steel screw-down back with its central pink gold medallion. The medallion features the Longines fish logo which is heightened with translucent green enamel. Significantly the watch is fitted with both its original pink gold caped crown and original synthetic crystal. The crystal has a circular magnification above the date aperture. There are two small internal cracks to the synthetic crystal at the edge between 12 and 1 o’clock and at the edge above 4 o’clock but as these are minor, do not significantly detract from the watch’s appearance and the crystal is original, it has not been changed during servicing.
The Longines Archives note that this Conquest watch no. 10.559.219 was originally invoiced on 22 September 1959 to Longines’ Kuwaiti agent, Behbehani.
This watch is illustrated in my book: The Watch – A Twentieth Century Style History on page 156.
[M] Longines calibre 19 ASD automatic movement, lever escapement, 19 jewels, mono-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH, Incabloc shock absorber
[D] silk matt silvered dial, chapter ring with high sheen circular satin finish, applied multi-faceted pink gold tapered numerals with luminescent dots above 12, 3 and 9 o’clock and beneath the intervening numerals, pink dauphine hands (luminescent dulled with age), centre seconds, framed aperture for date, inner black track for minutes/seconds
[C] pink gold caped upper case, chamfered edges to the lugs and bezel, substantial screw-down stainless steel case back with faceted edge, central pink gold Longines medallion with fish emblem heightened with green enamel, original synthetic crystal with magnified date aperture, Longines crown
[B] Christopher Clarke for Black Bough brown lizard strap
[S] case, dial, movement and crown signed
35mm diameter excluding winding crown
42.5mm length including lugs
13.5mm depth to centre of crystal
18mm strap width/lug gauge
One Year Guarantee – this watch has been serviced and overhauled
Black Bough leather watch pouch and Black Bough certificate