Longines 3810 cal. 15.94 Calatrava from 1938
Longines, a renowned Swiss watchmaker, has a rich and illustrious history that spans over 185 years. Founded in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz, Longines quickly established itself as a pioneer in the field of horology, crafting timepieces of exceptional precision and elegance. Throughout the years, Longines has played a significant role in various milestones of watchmaking, including the development of chronographs, aviation watches, and sports timing devices. With its commitment to quality, Longines has become a symbol of timeless sophistication, attracting a loyal following worldwide. Today, the brand continues to create exceptional timepieces that blend traditional craftsmanship with modern innovation, cementing its position as one of the most respected and sought-after luxury watch brands in the world.
This attractive oversized staybrite steel wristwatch by Longines originates from 1938, and was originally delivered to the Company Zipper, Poland, which was at the time, an official Longines distributor. The 37.5 mm. overzised case leaves an impressive presence on the wrist. The number on the caseback, matches the number on the beautifully in-house developed calibre 15.94. The dial was replaced most presumably by Longines during service. Originally, this model 3810 was also delivered with a white enamel dial with ‘Breguet numerals’. This leaves this example in a beautiful original restored vintage condition. The icing on the cake is its 18 mm. vintage riveted bracelet, which compliments the look on this rare wristwatch remarkably well.