Only Online Auction

Geneva, Apr 07, 2021

LOT 65

Longines for Grauwiler
Ref. 3496, Art Deco, calibre 27.0; 18K yellow gold

CHF 200 - 400

EUR 200 - 400 / USD 250 - 450 / HKD 1,700 - 3,400


Sold: CHF 600

18K yellow gold, manual-winding, tonneau-shaped with round bezel, gentleman’s Art Deco wristwatch, snap-on case-back, gold colour dial with subsidiary seconds at 6.

Grading System
Grade: AA

Very good

Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-6-8-01


Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Longines, Saint-Imier (Bernese Jura)

Model made for Grauwiler, Basel

Reference 3496

Year circa 1938

Movement No. 5 543 028

Case No. 5 543 028 (made by Jacques Beiner, Saint-Imier)

Material 18K yellow gold

Bracelet black leather strap

Buckle gilded metal buckle

Diameter 30.5 mm (bezel)

Caliber 27.0, lever escapement

Height 37.3 mm.

Width 30.5 mm.

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives


The Extract from the Archives, dated March 12, 2021, mentioned that this watch was invoiced on November 30, 1938, to the Longines agent, Maison Wirth, Switzerland.


Grauwiler-Guggenbühl, Basel

Watchmaker and jewel-maker active in Basel from 1899.


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