Rare Longines “Platinum Jubilee” men’s Retro Modern design wristwatch in solid platinum, circa 1946.

Longines offered this model in platinum, palladium, and 14K gold. The model was cased by Longines' American distributor, Kaspar & Esh of New York City, specifically for Longines. This is a catalogued, Longines-signed, genuine factory-cased watch, not an aftermarket jeweler-cased watch. This is the earliest version of this model with the combination of baguette and round diamonds on the dial, and with the curved "Platinum" quality marking in the caseback. It is in excellent condition showing only very light wear and few light marks to the platinum case. Caseback is excellent and unengraved, with one tiny ding. The case measures 40mm long and 21mm wide. Refinished dial is superb, has 11 genuine, high-quality diamonds. Has new acrylic domed crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Longines grade 9L manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong. I can supply a solid platinum buckle for an additional charge.

Price $1,000. SOLD