Longines Ref. 5620 lady’s wristwatch, invoiced on 23 November 1948
An exceptional lady’s steel manually wound centre seconds wristwatch with salmon dial
An outstanding example of a rare centre seconds lady’s model, this wristwatch is in almost unused condition and retains its original stitched leather strap. According to the Longines archives, this watch was delivered to Longines’ UK agent, Baume, on 23 November 1948 under order number 23601. The steel case retains its original winding crown and has excellent detailing throughout with sharp and crisp tapered chamfers to the lugs, and clean vertically satin finished case sides. The dial has a salmon coloured tone with black Arabic and raised steel disc indexes, unusually this is a centre seconds model, the majority of ladies watches from this period featured subsidiary seconds or, indeed, no seconds. This watch is fitted with its original sewn-on fully stitched leather strap with plain pin buckle.
This is a rare opportunity to own an unusual and outstanding example of an almost new/old stock 1940s Longines lady’s wristwatch.
[M] Longines calibre 15.18 manually wound movement, lever escapement, 17 jewels, 18,000 BPH [D] salmon coloured dial, black Arabic and raised silvered disc indexes, outer blackened hands, polished centre seconds hand, black outer track for minutes/seconds [C] steel circular case, rounded bezel, spider lugs with tapered chamfered edges, vertically satin finished case sides, snap-on satin finished steel case back, fixed bar lugs [S] case, dial and movement signed
Width excluding winding crown: 21mm
Length including lugs: 28mm
Depth to centre of crystal: 8mm
Strap width/lug gauge: 9mm
Serviced and overhauled by a Longines approved service centre. This watch is sold with a one year guarantee and detailed Black Bough certificate. A Black Bough presentation box will accompany this watch.