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Longines Admiral – Automatic Chronograph
Excellent condition Longines Admiral automatic chronograph. It was originally purchased from authorised dealers Rox in Glasgow in May 2009 so just over 3 years old when taken into stock. The retail price is £2,200. Longines is a luxury watches house based in Saint-Imier, Switzerland. Founded by Auguste Agassiz in 1832, the company is owned by the Swatch Group. Its winged hourglass logo is the oldest registered for a watchmaker. Longines is known for its 'Aviators' watches. A company director was a friend of Charles Lindbergh; after his transatlantic flight, Lindbergh designed a pilot watch to help with air navigation. Built to his specifications, it is still produced today. Longines provided timers used at the first modern day Olympics in 1892. In 1899, Longines went to the North Pole with Arctic explorer Louis Amédée de Savoie. It was the first to use automatic timekeeping for the Federal Gymnastics, at Basel in 1912. Today, Longines remains a widely recognized name in sport watches and chronographs. This one is the Admiral chronograph. Longines have had an admiral line of watches since the early 1960’s and remain one for the brands flagship products. It is a superbly designed wristwatch with polished stainless steel case which is large and sturdy. The dial is silver in colour. It is a highly legible design with large ands and indices and a well balanced and symmetrical dial layout with the chronograph and subsidiary seconds sub dials at the 9 and 3 positions and the date placed at the 6 position. The date is set by the recessed date correction at the 10 position and comes with the pin to set the date. This is a design similar to that of the original Admiral chronographs that were hand winding in the 1960’s using the Valjoux 7733 or 7734 movements. This one of course is automatic. It comes on the original stainless steel bracele which is full size. Width is 44 mm excluding crown, 47 mm including crown, lug to lug is 50 mm and thickness is 14 mm.