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Pink Gold Longines Ref. 5185 vintage wristwatch, circa 1948

A rare pink gold manually wound centre seconds wristwatch

This is an extremely handsome vintage Longines wristwatch in a rarely seen pink gold case that is relatively large for the period of its production, measuring 35mm in diameter. The silvered dial is in lovely original condition with light and even oxidation/spotting to the surface which enhances its vintage look. With a full Arabic numeral configuration, the dial’s outer minute track is calibrated to 5ths of a second increments. These 5ths of a second represent the 18,000 BPH of the movement and thus the motion of the seconds hand. All hands are made from blued steel and contrast beautifully with the silver of the dial. The watch is powered by Longines’ calibre 12.68N which was first introduced in 1939.

It is interesting to compare this watch’s styling with that of very similar model (Ref. 23522) that we sold in 2015, the latter watch dated to 1947 and had an almost identical dial and hands to the present watch. The 23522 can be found in the sold archive section of our website here.

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Technical details

Longines calibre 12.68N manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH; silvered dial, black Arabic numerals, outer minute track, blued steel feuille hands; 9ct pink gold case, chamfered bezel, down-turned lugs, snap-on case back; case, dial and movement signed.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 42.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm

All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box.

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Description

Pink Gold Longines Ref. 5185 vintage wristwatch, circa 1948
A rare pink gold manually wound centre seconds wristwatch

This is an extremely handsome vintage Longines wristwatch in a rarely seen pink gold case that is relatively large for the period of its production, measuring 35mm in diameter. The silvered dial is in lovely original condition with light and even oxidation/spotting to the surface which enhances its vintage look. With a full Arabic numeral configuration, the dial’s outer minute track is calibrated to 5ths of a second increments. These 5ths of a second represent the 18,000 BPH of the movement and thus the motion of the seconds hand. All hands are made from blued steel and contrast beautifully with the silver of the dial. The watch is powered by Longines’ calibre 12.68N which was first introduced in 1939.

It is interesting to compare this watch’s styling with that of very similar model (Ref. 23522) that we sold in 2015, the latter watch dated to 1947 and had an almost identical dial and hands to the present watch. The 23522 can be found in the sold archive section of our website here.

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Technical details

Longines calibre 12.68N manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, 18,000 BPH; silvered dial, black Arabic numerals, outer minute track, blued steel feuille hands; 9ct pink gold case, chamfered bezel, down-turned lugs, snap-on case back; case, dial and movement signed.

Measurements

Diameter excluding winding crown: 35mm
Length including lugs: 42.5mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 10.5mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 18mm

All our watches have been fully serviced and overhauled and are sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. This watch is accompanied by a Black Bough fitted presentation box.

£925.00 [Sold]