Longines cal. 25.17 from circa 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.
Proud to present this exquisitely well preserved Longines tank watch from circa 1938 (the Extract from the Archives from Longines is pending!). The case feature razor sharp edges and a brushed finishing. Measuring 21 x 38 mm, this elegant yet robust wristwatch from Longines will excite every vintage collector. Finding such an example in this condition creates a smile on many vintage enthusiasts faces. As this alone isn’t enough, the dial is decorated with beautifully patinated Arabic numerals and a ‘FAB. SUISSE’ signature below the Longines logo. Inside runs the well-finished and accurate in-house Longines cal. 25.17, which testifies the extraordinary craftsmanship of early Longines wristwatches. A rare addition to this original vintage Longines tank watch is it’s original dust cover for the movement. Furthermore, the watch is accompanied with a hand-made leather strap, which was made with the greatest care and understanding of vintage, by my friend Matteo Torre in Italy.
This watch hasn’t been verified by the archive, and there’s a possibility that the case was replaced during a service. However, it’s essential to note that this timepiece hails from around 1938, and all its components are authentic Longines parts from the late 1930’s era. Furthermore, it’s worth mentioning that many brands don’t provide extract information. In fact, approximately 9 out of 10 Rolex watches might have uncertain origins, yet they remain beloved and loved by enthusiasts around the world.