We are proud to offer this Longines Conquest Automatic Model 9000 with a stunning two-tone dial from 1957. This is definitely the original dial. It's gorgeous two-tone colouring is enhanced by the patina that the dial has gained over its 60 plus years. The dial has unusual facet-cut baton markers and dauphine hour and minute hands.
The two-piece, stainless steel, screw-back case with the Longines Conquest emblem on the case back is in very good condition. It houses the Longines automatic caliber 19AS with 19 jewels and straight-line lever escapement.
Founded in 1832, Longines has a rich and exciting history. The company produced their first movement, the 20A, in 1867 near the Swiss town of Saint-Imier, in a place called Es Longines ("long meadows"). This movement won an award at the Exhibition Universelle in Paris in the same year. Longines are credited with advancing the industrialisation of Swiss watchmaking and it because of their new mechanical procedures, they were able to produce a simple chronograph movement, the 20H, as early as 1878. It was the first mechanism that Longines had made that could be used for precise timing and it was so popular with horse racing bettors and spectators that by the end of 1886, Longines were supplying chronographs to the majority of New York's sports officials. It is still the official timekeeper of many horse races, with over 40 in its annual calendar. The Longines brand name and logo were officially registered with the United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (later the WIPO) in 1889. Longines is the oldest brand name registered with the WIPO that is unchanged and still in use today. Longines is now part of the Swatch Group, having joined in 1983.
The watch comes with our 12-Months NON-waterproof service cover.
What we think
A very special piece and one of the best examples currently available in the UK. We are excited to have this piece in stock as one of the top 5, classic Longines heritage pieces every produced. We have turned down several lesser examples in recent years, awaiting the perfect example to add to our selection. If you are after a Longines Conquest with box and papers, check out our stunning example here!
Age : 1951/1960
Specific Age : 1957
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 12 mm
Lug to Lug :
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Service cover