Collector finds the oldest Longines watch known to date

Collector finds the oldest Longines watch known to date

Longines reported the discovery of the most established Longines watch that has been found to date.

An American authority of Japanese drop went to the central command of the brand to authenticate his piece. On account of its little serial number – 183 – and to the indications inscribed in the archives registers, preciously saved, the brand’s historians and watchmakers were ready to verify that this pocket watch was produced in 1867, the year the Longines manufacturing plant was made to supplant the original counter established in 1832.

Housing a mechanical wind-up development, this “savonette” type silver pocket watch is characteristic of the pieces made by Longines at that time. Token of the brand since the absolute starting point, a winged hourglass is engraved on its development and inside its cover. An engraving showing two clear peaks and a botanical motif decorate its cover. This piece, the condition and legitimate functioning of which impresses specialists, is a significant discovery for the Swiss watch brand.

Through its exhibition hall, the preservation of its archives and the know-how of its watchmakers, or by growing its historical collections, Longines places extraordinary importance on honoring its rich past, a wellspring of inspiration to this day. longines.com