Longines Calatrava 1940s
The big original dial with small second has a beautiful warm patina. This piece has some stylistic fondamentals like a simple font for the hours and the minimalistic blued-steel hands.
The “Calatrava” watches, introduced in 1932, were inspired by the Bauhaus principle. This is a great example of this period with well balanced design in every single aspect.
Dating to the 1940s this classic model measures 35 mm, which is unusual big for this decade and it has a lot of wrist presence. The stainless steel case is very fat and has sharp edges.
The manual wind caliber 12.68 movement is running strong and has been serviced in 2019.
This timeless Longines comes on a handcrafted brown leatherstrap.