SOLD - Vintage 1950's Wittnauer Longines Super Compressor Mens Automatic Steel Divers Watch C11KAS 36mm
2200 2850 $2,200.00 - $2,480.00
A super rare super compressor from the 1950's using a very well made movement also referred to as Longines 501 with an upgraded rotor design for more efficient winding. This watch is serviced and working perfectly. The case is all stainless steel and does not appear to have every been polished. Any scratches on the watch are not noteworthy. The is a small ding on the side of one of the lugs as shown in the pictures. The compressor's inside rotating bezel work perfectly. Also, the patina on this watch dial and the fact that all the lume is intact, makes it one of the best Wittnauer Super Compressors I've seen. In fact, I've seen this model watch for sale a few times in the past 10 years and I always passed because of a ridiculous price tag combined with too many problems. This piece has a reasonable investment cost (this is an investment grade watch), a striking original (never refinished) dial all in perfect working order. Furthermore, the watch was maintained well and has all its original components like the two iconic pattern signed crowns. The watch comes on a new Hadley-Roma matte black waterproof leather strap. This is a piece you don't want to pass on.