1958 Longines Mystery Dial Vintage Mens Watch - 14K White Gold & Diamonds


Item No. 7731SH

Longines is known for creating some of the most technically innovative and attractive timepieces in the world. Once worn by Humphrey Bogart, Richard Byrd, and Charles Lindbergh, these pieces are sought after by collectors, Hollywood celebrities, and anyone desiring to wear a superior wristwatch. Longines' vintage wristwatches rank with Jaeger-LeCoultre and other of the world's fine Swiss firms.

To captivate their clientele in vintage times, the fine Swiss firm offered an objet d'art called the mystery dial, named after the way the hour marker seemed to mysteriously float around dial, unattached to the rest of the watch yet keeping perfect time.

Here are some of the qualities that make this unusual timepiece special:

  • Mystery dial featuring an 'invisible' revolving disk equipped with a white gold and diamond hour marker, appearing to float around the dial as the watch registers the time
  • Dramatic and elegant guilloche dial with diamond markers and diamond bejeweled hands. The primary hours have stylized white markers and the other hours have a brilliant diamond solitaire set in white gold
  • Very high-quality Longines movement, showcasing top tier Swiss craftsmanship from the era

It is fully Longines down to the original crown and presents very nicely. This special version has a very elegant guilloche inner dial section - the icing on the cake.

Its solid white gold Longines case is in excellent condition. Its dramatic mystery dial, serving as the center focal point of the watch, is in excellent condition as well. And its high-grade Longines movement is keeping time. Photos of the inside available upon request.

One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it. It is running strong and true.

For the finishing touch we have equipped it with a brand new genuine Teju lizard strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment.

Included with the purchase is a one-year C.O.T. international warranty on the movement and its function, a full-page custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity, and a new timing certificate.

  • Manufacturer: Longines
  • Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
  • Serial number: 10,879,213
  • Year built: c. 1958
  • Model: Ref. B1017
  • Functions: Mystery Time (hours and minutes)
  • Designed for: Men
  • Case material: 14K white gold
  • Case markings (outside): 14K Gold, S&W
  • Case markings (inside):  Longines - Wittnauer Watch Co. Inc. New York, Geneva-Montreal, 14K Gold, 748198, B1017
  • Case condition: Excellent with fairly mild wear and wearing of the white rhodium
  • Dial: Signed Longines mystery dial, silver, white gold diamond markers, presents as excellent condition with fairly light aging and toning - looks to have been well-restored in vintage times
  • Hands: Original, white gold dauphine diamond set minute hand and white gold and diamond hour marker
  • Movement type: High grade, Longines caliber 19.4, manually wound, rhodium plated, well-finished, gold jewel chatons, 17 jewels
  • Movement markings: Longines Watch Co Swiss, Seventeen Jewels, Unadjusted, 10,879,213, 19.4
  • Jewels: 17 rubies
  • Band: Teju lizard, fully stitched, padded, brand new and unworn. We also stock lizard and a variety of others straps in various prints, skins, and colors. Please ask us if you're interested.
  • Crystal: Mineral glass, domed, mint condition 
  • Serviced: One of our watchmakers has disassembled it down to its last screw and cleaned and oiled it making it ready for immediate enjoyment.
  • Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. Running strong and true. Your watch is important to us, and we will take care of it for its lifetime. We provide the best after sale care in the business with an experienced team of watchmakers both of whom each have over forty years of experience and a large number of parts.
  • Warranty: 1-year international warranty. Please email concierge@cotwatches.com for details.
  • Box/Papers: BOX - Connoisseur of Time watch presentation box; PAPERS - Custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity; New timing certificate
  • Returns: 7 days full refund. 100% satisfaction guarantee

We offer a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all of our watches. If you are in any way unsatisfied with the watch we will fully refund the purchase price anytime within 7 days after the watch has been received. Our goal is to exceed our client's expectations throughout the buying experience.

All watches are packaged carefully and mailed double boxed in specially constructed, reinforced shipping boxes designed for high value items. All watches are sent fully insured with signature required. Most of our domestic shipping is done through FedEx. At times we will also use USPS Express Mail, and we can accommodate most requests for your preferred carrier. International shipments are sent USPS International Express Mail or FedEx.

The purchase price will be the declared value of the merchandise on any required customs forms. The payment of all customs duties, tariffs, and taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Also note that water resistance of vintage watches can no longer be guaranteed and is not covered under the watch's warranty. We do not recommend getting a vintage watch wet, even one that was originally designed to be waterproof.

To get an idea of how this watch will look on the wrist, please use the Watch Sizing Guide


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