Longines Calatrava ‘telephone dial’ cal. 12.68
Longines is a Swiss watch brand that was founded in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz. The company has a long history of creating high-quality timepieces, and their Calatrava line is no exception. The Longines Calatrava is a classic dress watch that features a simple design and a manual wind movement. The Longines Calatrava was first introduced in 1932 and was inspired by the art deco movement. The watch was designed to be a simple, elegant timepiece that could be worn on any occasion. The name “Calatrava” comes from a 12th century Spanish military order that was known for its simplicity and purity. Longines has continued to produce the Calatrava over the years, and it remains one of their most popular lines.
This particular model, the cal. 1268z, was produced in the 1950s and is considered to be an excellent example of Longines craftsmanship. The watch has a case diameter of 32mm and is made of stainless steel. It also features original lume, a new leather strap, and 15mm lug distance. The cream patinated dial gives this watch a vintage look that is sure to impress.
The manual wind movement which can be found inside this beautiful calatrava is a type of watch movement that is powered by the wearer winding the crown on the side of the watch. This type of movement was once very common and has many watch enthusiasts prefering manual wind watches for their traditional appeal.