Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco LOT 56

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Longines Very Rare and Glamorous Chronometer Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 6746, With Enamel Dial Depicting King Saud Bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia

Estimate € 7,000 –⁠ 14,000

Sold € 10,140
Lot Description

Reference: 6746-2
Case Material: Pink gold
Bracelet Material: Yellow gold
Year: 1957
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 23ZS
Movement N°: 10374295
Dimensions: 35 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

The present watch is believed to be from a small series of watches made as of 1957 to special order for the household of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz, in commemoration of his accession to the throne in 1953. The one offered in his auction is one of the very few equipped on a Longines wristwatch and for this reason a very remarkable object. The whole watch, anyway, it’s incredibly beautiful and well preserved, the “tile” pink-gold bracelet it’s definitely a component worthy of being underlined for its quality as well as the unusual fancy lugs. The quality of the enamel dial is notable, realized with the champlevé technique, the colored portrait totally stands out from the creamy-white backgrounds such as the black Saudi Arabia logo at 6 o’clock. Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 4 December 1957 to the company The Red Sea Trading, which was at that time our agent for Saudi Arabia.