Item: Longines Tank Gold-Filled WatchDate: ca. 1940'sMaterial: Yellow gold, curved crystalCase Size: 24mm x 37mmMovement: 17J manual windDescription: The rectangular case has a snapback, extended lugs, textured checkerboard matte silvered dial with applied dart hour indexes, subsidiary seconds register and dauphine hands.
Longines is a luxury watch company based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Founded by Auguste Agassiz in 1832, it is owned by the Swatch Group. Its winged hourglass logo is the oldest registered trademark for a watchmaker. Longines is known for its "Aviators" range of watches. A company director was a friend of Charles Lindbergh; after his transatlantic flight, Lindbergh designed a pilot watch to help with air navigation. Built to his specifications, it is still produced today. Longines provided timers used at the first modern Olympics in 1896. In 1899, a Longines watch went to the North Pole with Arctic explorer Luigi Amedeo of Savoy. It was the first to use automatic timekeeping for the Federal Gymnastics at Basel in 1912. Today, Longines sells sport watches and chronographs.
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