Tropical 1959 Longines Conquest Calendar (Ref. 9004 10)
The Conquest line from Longines originated in 1954. The entire line was deeply illustrative of the popularity of classic mid-century design, which was echoed within Longines dress watch designs, specifically the Conquest. The handsome hallmarks of the Conquest made this collection a success, and the brand later branched out several other variations of this line. In 1956, the Conquest Calendar was released.
This gorgeous example exhibits astounding visual depth within the dial due to the curved, two-toned edges. This depth is accentuated further by the striking, galactic-like tropical patina that has developed in the center of the dial. While the fluted, Art Deco-inspired hour markers glisten and catch the light brilliantly.
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The strong case is believed to be unpolished and is in excellent condition, exhibiting honest signs of wear. The original signed crown is present and in excellent condition. The medallion caseback engravings are in excellent condition and some of the original green enamel remains. The watch comes supplied on a two-piece handmade Italian leather strap.
The sunburst satin dial has aged into a remarkable golden patina that resembles a galaxy of stars. All dial fonts, the date window, and the silver hour indices are all in excellent condition. The radium lume plots have aged to a deep yellow patina and exhibit no degradation under U.V. light inspection. The original radium hands show signs of oxidation and the lume on the hands matches the dial perfectly.
None. The watch is keeping time, previous service history is unknown.