Longines Ultra Chron Automatic Diver 7970 from 1968

Brand history:
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.

Product information:
Transport yourself back to the late 1960’s with this vintage Longines Ultra Chron diver’s watch, a true gem from the Longines line-up. The distinguishing feature of this timepiece is its fragile yet original bakelite diver’s bezel, a characteristic rarely found in its untouched state. This bezel not only adds a touch of authenticity but also reflects the era’s commitment to functional design.

Powering this iconic diver is the automatic Longines Ultra Chron movement, a testament to the brand’s precision and innovation during that time. The movement not only ensures accurate timekeeping but also contributes to the overall charm of this classic.

Adding to its allure is the original bracelet, a seamless complement to the watch’s design, emphasizing both style and functionality. A rare find, the watch comes accompanied by its original box, completing the package and adding an extra layer of authenticity and nostalgia. Notably, this timepiece includes additional links on the bracelet, thoughtfully added to extend its length. While these links are not original, they are period-correct, seamlessly aligning with the vintage style of the Longines bracelet. It’s worth emphasizing that having an original bracelet on these watches is already a rarity, making this timepiece even more exceptional.

Owning this Longines diver from the late 1960s is not just acquiring a timepiece; it’s embracing a piece of horological history. From the original bakelite bezel to the well-preserved bracelet and the rare box, each element contributes to the unique story this watch tells – a story of an era where craftsmanship met style in perfect harmony.

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