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Lot 0076
  • Watch: Vintage Longines Marine Nationale French Navy, Ref. 5774, with Longines Documents
  • Movement: Manual Wind, Longines 1268N
  • Case Serial #: 23738
  • Case Metal: Steel
  • Case Size (mm): 33
  • Watch Shape: Round
  • Dial Color: Silver
  • Bracelet Material: Leather
  • Bracelet Color: Black
  • Bracelet Length (inches): 7.5
  • Clasp: Buckle
  • Date: 1948

    Rare Longines Marine National (French Navy) with Extract from the Archives Longines Certificate. Mint condition, numbers on the lug and the case match. Movement 12.68N. Watch has been fully serviced. The watch was sold in France on December 27 in 1948.

    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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  • Location: This item ships from California

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  • Condition

    Mint

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    Vintage Longines Marine Nationale French Navy Watch

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