LONGINES Calatrava 1940s Steel 32,5 mm
Material: Stainless Steel
Movement: Cal. 12.68z, manual wind
Case diameter without crown: 32,5 mm
Bracelet/Strap: Bonklip stainless steel from the 1940s
Service history: Serviced in 2019
Longines Calatrava 1940s
Here we have a Longines Calatrava, a wonderful example of a simple designed and rare timepiece. This WRISTCLASSIC is a watch from the Bauhaus area with a sub-second and outstanding blued-steel luminous hands giving this piece extra charm and character. The watch comes with a light polished case in great condition with sharp edges. Dating to the 1940s this classic model measures 32,5 mm. The name “Calatrava” has its origin in the Patek Philippe “Calatrava”, which is a line of dress watches introduced in 1932 and were inspired by the Bauhaus principle. The Longines Calatrava have been produced in different sizes, starting with 30 mm continuing with 32,5, 35 up to 37 mm diameter. The dial is in good vintage condition with a beautiful overall patina. This WRISTCLASSIC is powered by a caliber 12.68z movement running strong and keeping time well. The movement has been serviced in 2019. The watch comes with a Bonklip stainless steel strap from the 1940s making this watch allover an authentic vintage timepiece.
Compagnie des Montres Longines, Francillon S.A. was founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier. Longines is one of the biggest and well known watch companies worldwide. 1945 Longines presented the first automatic wristwatch by Longines.1952 Longines became official partner for the Olympic winter games in Oslo. One of the most famous model by Longines are the chronographs from the 1930s and 1940s with the remarkable 13ZN caliber. All kind of Longines watches from chronographs to military- and dress-watches are well known and desirable for collectors. If you want to learn more about Longines click here.