Vintage Longines Calatrava Cal. 12.68Z Watch for Men, 33 mm Case, Patek Philippe Style

$1,290.00 $1,600.00
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Longines Calatrava Watch for Men Description

Introducing a remarkable vintage Longines watch, a truly coveted timepiece for collectors and watch enthusiasts. This exceptional timepiece features a stainless steel case measuring 33 mm in diameter, a testament to Longines' dedication to precision craftsmanship. The watch's rarity and collectibility further enhance its allure, making it a prized possession for any discerning collector.

Notably, the dial of this vintage Longines watch bears a striking resemblance to the renowned Patek Philippe, renowned for their exquisite designs and masterful artistry. The dial's elegant composition exhibits a harmonious blend of refined simplicity and sophisticated aesthetics. Each detail, from the meticulously crafted hour markers to the delicate hands, reflects Longines' commitment to producing timeless and refined timepieces.

With its vintage charm and remarkable resemblance to Patek Philippe, this Longines watch encapsulates a unique blend of heritage, style, and collectibility. It stands as a testament to the exceptional craftsmanship and enduring appeal of vintage timepieces, making it a true treasure for any watch aficionado.

The watch dial has been professionally restored.

Longines Calatrava Watch Characterisitcs 

  • Year: 1940's
  • Case size: 33 mm
  • Movement:¬†Mechanical cal.12.68Z
  • Case materials: Stainless Steel
  • Strap materials:¬†Leather¬†¬†
  • Made in Switzerland.

Benefits of Owning the Longines Calatrava Watch for Men

1. Exceptional Craftsmanship

With a stainless steel case that measures 33 mm in diameter, this vintage Longines watch exemplifies precision craftsmanship. The quality of the build is evident in every detail, from the well-designed case to the perfectly balanced dial.

2. Rarity and Collectibility

Being a vintage timepiece from the 1940s, this Longines Calatrava is exceedingly rare. Its age and uniqueness make it a sought-after item for collectors. Possessing this watch isn't just about telling time; it's about owning a piece of horological history.

3. Patek Philippe Resemblance

One of the most appealing aspects of this Longines model is its resemblance to Patek Philippe watches, known for their high levels of artistry and design. You get a similar aesthetic appeal but potentially at a fraction of the price of an actual Patek Philippe.

4. Timeless Design

The dial exhibits a balance of simplicity and sophistication, making it a timeless piece that won't go out of style. The meticulously crafted hour markers and delicate hands add a touch of elegance, aligning with Longines' reputation for producing refined timepieces.

5. High-Quality Movement

The mechanical Cal. 12.68Z movement is reliable and built to last, ensuring accurate timekeeping and durability. It adds to the overall value of the watch, making it not just beautiful but functional.

6. Restored Dial

The professionally restored dial ensures that the watch not only retains its vintage charm but also functions like new. This restoration improves the longevity of the watch, making it a lasting investment.

7. Swiss-Made

The "Made in Switzerland" tag adds another layer of prestige and assures you of the watch's quality and reliability. Swiss watches are globally renowned for their superior craftsmanship.

8. Versatile Strap

The leather strap complements the stainless steel case perfectly, adding to the overall aesthetic while also being comfortable and versatile enough for various occasions.

9. Investment Potential

Given its age, rarity, and connection to high-end brands like Patek Philippe, this Longines watch is likely to appreciate in value over time, making it a sound investment.

10. Statement Piece

Beyond its functional attributes, this vintage Longines watch is a conversation starter. Its unique history, striking design, and exquisite craftsmanship make it a true statement piece.

So there you have it. Whether you're a collector or simply someone who appreciates fine watches, this vintage Longines Calatrava watch offers a blend of functionality, style, and heritage that is hard to beat.

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Watch servicing information

All the watches in our shop are in working condition and have been serviced by a professional watchmaker. We always check the watch again before shipping.


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Express delivery: 3-10 business days depending on country.

Processing time: 3-5 business days for all countries and delivery methods.

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Why should you buy watches from our store?

1. We are selling rare, beautiful and unique vintage and customized watches

2. For an extra fee you can purchase watch gift box or additional strap in our shop

3. We can personalize the purchased items per your specifications

4. We can engrave the back of the watch per your specifications, including choice of fonts, at extra $2 per each letter or symbol - contact us for this option

5. We provide guarantee for all sold watches

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