Longines Ultra-Chron Automatic Calendar circa 1967 (18K Gold)


Brand: Longines

Model: Ultra-Chron Automatic Calendar ref. 69-552AAC (solid 18K gold case with high-beat movement); Swiss Made circa approximately 1967

Case: Solid 18K yellow gold case opens through the crystal and is approximately 34.5mm in diameter excluding the signed Longines winding crown

Strap: Vintage 11/16" (~18mm) black genuine crocodile strap with matching black stitching and 16mm yellow gold-plated Longines tang buckle

Movement: Longines cal. 431 hi-beat self-winding automatic movement (17 jewels) with date and center sweeping-seconds; 36,000 BPH; Swiss Made

Features: Stunning original brushed metallic silver dial with applied gold-tone logo and hour markers; date display at 3 o'clock; in-house Longines cal. 431 hi-beat movement (36,000 BPH); solid 18K yellow gold case with NOS Longines domed acrylic crystal; vintage genuine crocodile strap

Condition: Very nice original condition overall with minor overall wear consistent with age and light use; excellent 18K yellow gold case; caseback remains clearly legible; beautiful original brushed metallic silver dial; matching gold-tone handset; clean NOS Longines domed acrylic crystal

Other: Looking for a solid gold vintage dress watch from a powerhouse brand without breaking the bank? Look no further than this 18K gold Longines Ultra-Chron with incredible brushed metallic silver dial and high-grade movement that ticks away at 36,000 beats per hour. Speaking of the high-beat movement, the in-house Longines cal. 431 is completely overhauled and ready to wear. Original Longines advertisements dubbed the Ultra-Chron as "the world's most accurate watch" with "accuracy guaranteed to a minute a month." Imagine that type of accuracy (approximately 2 seconds per day) way back in the 1960s... This early Ultra-Chron model oozes a cool Mad Men vibe with its svelte case and classic black crocodile strap. It goes without saying that it would look right at home peeking out from under the cuff of a tailored suit, but we recommend going against the grain and dressing it down with a t-shirt and demin. For under $1,500, this is a fantastic value play for a really high-quality wristwatch from a legendary brand.

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