Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

130 Longines Highly Attractive Automatic Wristwatch “Conquest” in Pink Gold, Reference 9001, With Champagne Dial and Longines Bracelet

Estimate: € 6,000 –⁠ 12,000

Sold € 7,150

Lot Description

Model: Conquest
Material: Pink Gold
Reference N°: 9001
Year: 1960s
Case N°: 729
Caliber: 19AS
Movement type: Automatic
Movement N°: 9983617
Bracelet: Pink Gold
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement

Auguste Agassiz founded Longines in 1832, and today is considered to be a pioneer in the evolution of wristwatches cases for both design and innovation. In the 60’s the company presented a new model and for the occasion was chosen a name of considerable impact: Conquest. That collection offers a sleek combination of sporty yet elegant timepieces that emphasize the close ties of the brand with the world of sports. Its timeless design have always been much appreciated by many watches passionates. Among the Conquest models, the reference 9001-5 is one of the most curious and the specimen here offered is a very crisp one of this beautiful reference. It isn’t just an automatic wristwatch because it features a waterproof case in 18k pink gold in very nice condition with a blu enamel painting at the center of the case back depicting waves, sky and stars and the signature in black enamel “Longines – automatic-waterproof”. The watch is also provided with a nicely done bracelet in pink gold with refined engraved decoration. The champagne dial of the current example is legible and elegant, with a very unusual and rare configuration of applied triangle indexes for the quarters linked together by 3 continuous applied rectangular segments. The applied logo in gold, the Longines signature with the acrylic printing “Automatic” and “Conquest” further enhance this catching specimen. A definitely high-end wristwatch for its time, available in yellow gold and in formal stainless steel with rose-gold indexes, the Conquest still shows its charisma to this day.