We are proud to offer This Longines spectacular REF. 9007 Gold capped Conquest, Automatic calendar wristwatch Made in the 1950s. It's Rare to find this model with an original black dial and although some patina is present it just shouts character and originality. Fine, center seconds, self-winding, gold Tone wristwatch with date has the most spectacular original dial with exaggerated arrow batons. The dial layout on these 1950s conquest models are what draws you to this watch, along with the beefy lugs and substantial 35mm screw back case. Arguably one of longines best designed automatic watches of the period.
Two-piece solid, polished, screwed-down case back.bearing the longines enamelled fish logo medallion, crystal with thick gilt inner armoured ring and what about that dial - applied gold fancy double indexes.concentric minute / seconds track, aperture for the date. gold dauphine hands. Longines Cal. 19ASD, rhodium-plated, 19 jewels, straight-line.lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber.self-compensating flat balance spring.
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 nicest examples we have seen in some time. We are excited to have this piece in stock as one of the top 5 classic longines heritage pieces ever produced. we have turned down several lesser examples in recent years awaiting a black dial example to add to our selection and it landed for 2023. Dial has age and patina in the form of a kind of light spider-webbing effect , catches the light fantastically and seems to change at different angles.
Age : 1950s
Specific Age : 1959
Case Size : 35mm
Case Thickness : 13.4 mm
Lug to Lug : 41.5
Lugs : 18mm
Condition : Pre-Owned
Box & Papers : No
Case Material : Gold Capped (Gold over steel)
Service History : 12-Months NON-Waterproof Service cover