Longines Rectangle 4051 18K YG manual winding with archive extract

Item Number: LONGINES019

$4,480.59 AUD

Brand: LONGINES
Model: Rectangle
Ref: 4051
Year: 1975 Movement: Hand-Wound (Manual) Cal.L.847.3
Case: 27x36mm
Material: 18K Yellow Gold
Lug Width: 18mm
Bracelet: Brown Strap
Includes: Extract from the Archive

The watch has been completely serviced by our watchmaker before listing
The case has been polished in the service
1-year Mechanical Warranty
Global shipping via FedEx International Priority

* Due to Washington Convention, we cannot export Crocodile / Alligator leather overseas. So if you purchase from overseas, the strap will be replaced with a similar strap made of calf leather as an alternative.


Founded in 1832 in Saint-Imier, Longines is the first Swiss manufacturer to manufacture everything in-house, a historic manufacturer with a system called the Manufacture.

In addition, we have established a "brand" that claims high quality by attaching the manufacturer name and logo mark to watches for the first time.

The company name Longines means "a field full of flowers and a stream flowing" in French, and Longines' name is that it established its own factory in an area called "Es Longines", a long and narrow field in Saint-Imier. Is the origin of.

We have the solid technology to develop historic watches such as the world's first chronograph movement, Charles Lindbergh's Hour Angle Watch.

Nowadays, it is a middle class brand along with OMEGA in the Swatch Group, but it has established itself as a luxury watch in Japan in the 1960s.

Longines is often said to be "well-made" in vintage watches, and is especially highly evaluated by watch repair craftsmen.

This watch is a dress watch with a 1975 18K yellow gold rectangle case.

The four corners are not right angles but are gentle but octagonal, but they are almost rectangular cases. The entire case has a vertical hairline finish.

The case size is 27mm in width and 36mm in length including lugs, which is a little big size for a vintage. It's a little bigger than Cartier's tank.

The dial is a champagne gold dial with a vertical hairline finish. It is characteristic that the dial part also has an octagonal shape.

The thin bar index with multi-faceted cut and the hourglass with wings, which is also a symbol of Longines, is a very simple design called applied.

The

movement is equipped with a hand-wound Cal L.847.3.

Longines competed with Omega and IWC for technology in the 60's and 70's machines with a thickness of only 2.5 mm. A high-end machine equipped.

I matched it with a thin and glossy black leather strap.

Longines has obtained an archive abstract. There is a record that it was shipped to Japan in 1975.

[Payment Method]
1. Credit Card (Visa/Master/Amex)
2 Wire/Bank Transfer
*We have U.S bank account and European bank account. So you don't need to transfer internationaly.

[Delivery]
Shipped via FedEx International Priority.
Normally,Item will be shipped in 1-2 working days after payment received.

Tracking number will be provided, and insurance will cover if the item is damaged or missing in the shipping process.

[Custom Duty]
International buyer has a responsibility to pay import duties, taxes or charges. (ex VAT/GST)

We do not accept to declare lower value on shipping label or invoice.We will declare full value of them.

If you would like to know how much it will be, please check approximate cost below.
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These costs normally collected by courier when you pick up item or after your receive.

[Return]
We accept return in the case of shipping mistake or item defect in 14 days after your receive.

  1. Can I check the actual item at the store?
    -Yes, You can check it at the store.

  2. Can I ask reserve the watch?
    -No, we do not reserve a watch until payment completed because we also sell our products on online store.

  3. Can you adjust my bracelet? 
    -Yes,If you indicate your approximate arm circumference when you place an order, we will adjust it and send it to you.
    (*Riveted bracelets and Folded bracelets need to be adjusted by our watchmaker, so please allow a little time for this.)

  4. How long does it take for "delivery after service"?
    -Please allow approximately 1month to 1.5 months from the time of order.
    (*It may take a little longer depending on the schedule of the wacthmaker and the number of customers.)

  5. Is there a payment deadline? (Bank transfer)
    -If we cannot confirm your payment within 2 days of your order, we will cancel your order.

  6. Can I order by cash on delivery?
    -No, we do not accept cash on delivery.
  7. Do you accept installment payments or BNPL(Buy Now Pay Later)?
    -No, We do not support installment payments or BNPL.
  8. Do you ship internationally?
    -Yes, we ship via FedEx International Priority.
    (*Customs duties and import taxes are the responsibility of the customer, so please pay them upon or before receiving the package.)
About Service
Service(Overhaul) is the process of disassembling a mechanical product down to its component parts, cleaning, and reassembling it to bring it back to the state of performance when it was new.

The overhaul procedure is roughly explained as follows
Separate the case and movement.
Disassemble the movement
Inspect each part for wear and tear and perform a preliminary cleaning.
Cleaning by a special machine
Lubrication and assembly
6. Water-resistance inspection (water-resistance function guaranteed)
7. Adjustment and running test
This is the process of the watchmaking process.

Some movements consist of several hundred parts, which are disassembled piece by piece, inspected, cleaned, and reassembled in an extremely precise process.

Without overhaul, just like a car, the oil deteriorates and the risk of wear and tear on the parts increases, causing a loss of precision or, in serious cases, the inability to run.

We recommend an overhaul every two to three years to ensure economical and long-lasting use of your watch.


About new finishing (polishing)

Vintage watches have been used for decades, and even the stainless steel used in many watches has become rounded at the corners, or has many small scratches on the surface that should be beautiful with a mirror finish.

At Albitro, we believe that our watches should be purchased in beautiful condition and used for a long time, so we sell them with a new finish.

Especially for dress watches with gold cases, we finish them to bring out the best of the precious metal case.

The watches sold at Albitro that have been newly finished are photographed in very high resolution, so you can see the edges are sharp and the mirror finish reflects the light.

Some cases and bracelets have a mixture of mirror and hairline finishes, but not many craftsmen are able to distinguish between them and finish them at a high level.

The "thinning of the case" is another area that is highly dependent on the skill of the craftsman. A watch with skinny lugs is far from its original design, and its appearance is unbalanced.

It is a very meticulous process to reduce the thinness of the case as much as possible while eliminating scratches and dents to bring the watch closer to its original finish.

Of course, in some cases, it is better to leave the watch in its original condition as it is, as it is the history of the watch and the original condition is important.

We look at each watch individually and decide whether it is best to finish it before selling it.

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