WHY IS THIS WATCH IMPORTANT
In an 18k-Rose-gold solid case with a gold dial and gold faceted chapter ring, this watch is the best Longines had to offer back in the 60s.
The Conquest line was Longines's answer to offer the public a refined timepiece that will rival the competition and they did it with flying stars. There were many configurations, from a sportier look to this dressy but yet luxurious look.
Equipped with a gold dial and hands, it offers a faceted chapter ring that enhances the three-dimensional look of the dial. The case back is a screw-down, another beautiful factor is the blue enamel used on the case-back logo.
This reference can be found on yellow Gold but finding one in Rose Gold is really something special since only a few were made in this precious metal.
Another thing to notice is the scalloped crown, very rare. The watch is finished off by the very uncommon "skyscraper" hands.
According to the Longines archives, this watch was originally invoiced on September 21, 1961, to the company Perusset, who at the time was the agent for Longines in Argentina.
This watch is in overall very nice condition, the case seems unpolished and sharp on the edges, there is a small ding on the lower left lug, the case back medallion made of enamel has lost some edges. The gold hallmark stamps are still visible on two ends of the lugs. The dial and hands are in great condition with some minor aging and patina normal for a watch of this age.
The watch has been recently serviced and keeps good time for a watch of its age.
THE FINE PRINT
Material: Stainless steel
Dimensions: 35mm diameter; 12.5mm thickness
Caliber: Rolex, 291
Bracelet/Strap: New Black Saffiano with rose gold-plated buckle.
Box/Papers: Extract from the archives.
-This watch was photographed on a 6.9 inch / 175mm wrist.