Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 July 2019 | Monaco LOT 136
Longines A very rare and very glamorous Longines In 18k yellow gold with enamel dial depicting King Saud bin Abdul Aziz of Saudi Arabia and original box
Estimate € 8,000 – 15,000
Material: Yellow Gold
Case N°: 6746-2
Movement N°: 10374295
Longines is mostly renowned for its chronographs or complicated wristwatches but the firm also produced some remarkable elegant timepieces which nowadays are really difficult to find. The number of production of these kind of objects is really low and even lower is the number of pieces that has passed through the auction market: for this reason the lot offered here is a really rare chance and opportunity to purchase an unusual example of high craftsmanship. The present watch is believed to be from a small series of watches made as of 1953 to special order for the household of King Saud bin Abdul Aziz, in commemoration of his accession to the throne the same year, after his father and country’s first King Abdul Aziz al Saud passed away. 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” yellow-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. The outer part shows particular and very refined triangle and sword numerals in gold. Exceptional for quality and rarity this is a wristwatch that happens to find just a few times in a lifetime, sold with original box, it can surely be the dream of any enamel dials lovers.