1968 "Paul Newman" Longines Chronograph (Ref. 8226-2)
Rolex wasn’t the only client of the Singer dial factory in the late 1960s and '70s. Being the leader in the market, Singer often copied their designs and the typical Paul Newman style subdials can be seen on brands outside of Rolex.
The Longines 8226-2 is an example of the crossover design featuring Singer dials with art deco numerals and lollipop hash marks with the bulb dials. This model has the legendary Valjoux 72 inside and has a very unique tonneau style case. Additionally, the watch retains the original ladder style Gay Freres bracelet, stamped Longines, and original end links.
|Dial||Black "Paul Newman"|
The case of this Longines 8226-2 has been previously polished yet remains wonderful vintage condition the original crown is signed Longines. The watch will come supplied on the original Gay Freres bracelet, stamped Longines, and original end links showing slight stretch normal from light use.
The stunning and eye-catching 3 color dial remains in a wonderful and original condition. The Paul Newman style subdials remain bright and free of any degradation. The original orange sweep second hand provides a striking contrast against the 3 color dial. The lume on the dial remains intact showing a slight patina. The hands are original and the original tritium lume remains intact like the plots on the dial. bot the hands and the lume plots when viewed under U.V. light respond correctly and show no lume loss.
None. The watch is running at spec and is in perfect working condition.