Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu 14 January 2019 | Monaco

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66 Longines Big Pilot “weems”, Stainless Steel, Extract of Archives

Estimate: € 20,000 –⁠ 30,000

Lot Description

Model: Weems
Material: Stainless steel
Year: Sold in 1951, production circa 1940
Case N°: 5575283
Caliber: 18.69N
Bracelet: Leather strap
Dimensions: 47.5 mm
Signed: Dial, case, movement
Accessories: Extract of archives

The present lot is a very rare and well-preserved watch from the ’30s. It is a rare oversized Longines Weems pilot’s wristwatch with sweep center seconds and Weems second setting system. The new setting system was named after Captain Philip Van Horn Weems, U.S. Navy who also trained the famous aviator Charles A. Lindbergh. The present lot is in overall good condition, a true “time capsule” piece.

Montre Longines en acier, modèle Big Pilot « Weems », accompagnée de son extrait des archives Longines. Cet exemplaire est dans un très bel état, une rare occasion à ne pas manquer.