We are proud to offer this Longines automatic model 1570 - 633 with date function from 1978-79. A stunning silvered dial with chrome baton markers for that classic, 1970s simplistic feel. The dial has a lovely even symmetry, which is amplified with the square lume dots at the North , south , east and west positions.
The 35mm, stainless steel, screw-back case with the was also used in the Admirial and conquest range. It houses the Longines automatic caliber L633.1 , fully serviced by us and running strongly. We've paired the watch on a padded stitched strap, but it looks great on black brown or any colour really. Notice an Interesting engraving for all the car lovers - A presentation to a member of the Rolls Royce team in 1979!
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
If you're looking for an affordable, attractive and reliable vintage watch, you'd be pushed to find a better example. About as good a vintage, pre-owned Longines as you will find. Perfect for the vintage watch newbie and a must have in every collection. With that Rolls Royce connection which makes this one quite individual.
Age : 1971/1980
Specific Age : 1978-79
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 11mm
Lug to Lug : 42mm
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Stainless Steel
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Service Cover