Ultra rare 1951 vintage Longines solid 14kt gold, diamond and black dial wristwatch. Stunning watch with fancy diamond lugs and diamonds on the hours and a very unique open gallery bezel (visible in many of the photos). There are 2 diamonds on each of the lugs, 3 diamonds at 12 and 1 each at all the others. The diamonds are channel set in the lugs and bezel set in gold at the hours, with a large sub-second at 6 o'clock as well. This manual wind, 21 jewel Swiss Movement watcj is simply stunning and fitted with a nicely broken in vintage brown leather band. Clearly marked 14kt on the caseback.
CONDITION: The watch is running and keeping time. The dial is in very nice condition with minor scratches on the crystal appropriate to use.
SIZE: Nice large watch, measuring 40 mm lug to lug and 35 including crown.
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From the first time I watched Astaire and Rogers float across a dance floor as a young girl, I have loved art deco design, art, fashion and jewelry. So bold and beautiful, and so different from anything that came before it. Art deco changed social and design sensibilities forever. A lifetime collector of high quality antiques and vintage, I started by making contacts, researching and learning. Picking the best of the best, I live with art deco and vintage decor and used to wear the fashions of the day. To say that I feel in love is an understatement. I reveled in the fact that I was able to reflect my unique style and sensibilities with a marriage of old and new. What you see in my shop is my personal collection. Since I was in my teens I have bought what pleases me, what I find beautiful and unique, and the things that speak to me on a creative level. I hope that you can see and feel the passion and love that I feel for antiques and vintage pieces and share with you. You will find art deco, collectible and vintage fine art paintings, original illustrations and magazine covers, home decor, marble, alabaster and metal lamps, nude flapper table lamps, sterling silver decorative accents and tableware for the home and entertaining, designer and estate jewelry and fine vintage watches in my shop.