Rare Longines “Platinum Jubilee” men’s Retro Modern design diamond dial wristwatch in solid platinum, circa 1948.
Longines offered this model in 14K gold, palladium, and platinum. This platinum version was priced at $500.00 in 1948 and is quite rare. The case was by the boutique casemaker of Kaspar & Esh of New York City, which operated the American division of Longines at the time. This is a Longines-signed, genuine factory-cased watch, not an aftermarket jeweler-cased watch. It is in crisp, near mint condition showing virtually no wear. Caseback is superb and unengraved. The case measures 40mm long and 21mm wide. Refinished dial is superb, has 17 genuine, high-quality diamonds. Has new crystal. This watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Longines grade 9L manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong.