At the intersection of Art and Timekeeping reside some of the most beautiful creations to come out of the fine Swiss watchmaking firms.
To captivate their clientele in vintage times, Longines offered an object d'art called the mystery dial targeted at the U.S. market. The watches were named after the way the hour marker seemed to mysteriously float around dial, unattached to the rest of the watch, yet keeping perfect time.
We are proud to offer today this uncommon and desirable Thunderbolt dial Mystérieuse with these qualities:
- Mystery dial featuring an 'invisible' revolving disk equipped with a white gold and diamond hour markers, appearing to float around the dial as the watch registers the time
- Distinctive and uncommon thunderbolt dial markers
- Elegant solid 14K white gold case with one-piece design to better protect the movement
- Very high-quality Longines movement, showcasing top tier Swiss craftsmanship from the era
We were fortunate to acquire it in beautiful original condition, original down to the dial and hands. The only replacement part is the winding crown which is Longines-Wittnauer and signed with the Wittnauer logo. Longines and Wittnauer were partners in the U.S. and shared an after sales servicing network under the name Longines-Wittanuer. See our photo for a sampling of Longines/Wittnauer shared winding crowns.
Our watchmaker has freshly cleaned and oiled it, and it is For the finishing touch it has been equipped it with leather strap making it ready for immediate enjoyment. If you would like a different color strap, please inquire.
Included with the purchase is a one-year warranty on the movement and its function and a custom printed Connoisseur of Time Certificate of Authenticity.
Country of origin: Switzerland, made for the U.S. market
Year built: c. 1960
Functions: Mystery Time (hours and minutes)
Designed for: Men
Case material: 14K white gold
Case markings (outside): 14K Gold, 1200, Use Admiral 1200 Wrench
Case condition: Better than excellent with fairly mild wear
Dial: Signed Longines mystery dial, silver, white gold thunderbolt and diamond markers at the primary hours, original, near mint plus condition with light aging to the surface lacquer
Dimensions: 34mm wide (without crown), 41mm long lug tip-to-tip
Hands: Original, white gold dauphine minute hand and diamond hour marker
Jewels: 17 rubies
Band: Leather, fully stitched, padded, short length for a small mens wrist or for a woman. Please inquire if you would like a strap of a different color or length.
Crystal: Acrylic, domed, vintage, good condition
Serviced: Yes, freshly cleaned and oiled.
Timing: Timed to precision on a state-of-the-art computerized system. 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 email@example.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.