1970s Longines 14K YG Dress Watch (Ref. 216) Cal. 428
Longines is one of the oldest continuously operating watch manufacturers in the world, with roots dating all the way back to 1832. Over that immense period of time, the brand has crafted some truly incredible—and incredibly accurate—timepieces. In fact, it's one of the reasons Longines is the official timekeeper of the Kentucky Derby, where accuracy is paramount.
Whether it's a chronograph, diving watch, or a simple dress model, a Longines wristwatch never seems to disappoint. Longines' history is sprawling with an array of beautiful and functional watches, including military-issued timepieces, beautiful sports watches, and unique dress watches.
This fantastic piece falls squarely into the latter category. With a 14k gold case reminiscent of a vintage picture frame, a champagne linen dial and markers to match the case, plus semi-hidden lugs and a dainty crown, this watch is tailor-made for a black tie affair.
|Material||14K Yellow Gold|
|Bracelet||2pc Leather Strap|
The textured, octagonal, 14k gold case has been lightly polished but is in fantastic condition with very few signs of wear. The watch features its original, unsigned crown. The watch comes supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The champagne-colored linen texture dial is in excellent overall condition and shows minimal age. The gold, applied hour markers are simple rectangles, which add to the classy restraint. Small, black hour and minute hands add a bit of contrast.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.