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Longines Flagship Reference 3318, 1967

Longines Flagship Reference 3318, 1967

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A stunning example of the ever-timeless Longines Flagship

Longines, a Swiss luxury watchmaker, has a rich history dating back to 1832. Throughout the years, the brand has established a solid reputation for crafting timepieces with elegance, precision, and innovation. One of the brand's most iconic watches from the past is the Flagship.

The Birth of the Flagship: 1957

The Longines Flagship collection made its grand debut in 1957. The name "Flagship" was chosen to symbolize the leading position of the collection within the Longines universe. It reflected the brand's commitment to continuously push the boundaries of watchmaking and offer consumers the finest quality timepieces. The first Flagship models featured a clean and elegant design with the iconic "Flagship" logo - a caravel, a type of sailing ship, engraved on the case back.

Iconic Features and Timeless Appeal

The Flagship collection has always been characterized by its timeless elegance and refined aesthetic. The models feature simple, clean dials with either dauphine or baton hands, applied hour markers, and a discreet date window. The cases, made of stainless steel or precious metals like gold, have a sleek design that effortlessly transitions from casual to formal settings. The watches are powered by reliable mechanical movements, showcasing Longines' commitment to precision and reliability.

Evolving Through the Decades

Over the years, the Flagship collection has seen numerous updates and iterations while maintaining its core identity. The 1960s and 1970s witnessed the introduction of automatic movements, enhancing the watch's performance and solidifying its position as a leader in the market. The 1980s brought the Flagship Heritage line, featuring designs inspired by vintage models and reinterpreting them with modern touches. In the 2000s, Longines introduced the Flagship Diamond collection, adding luxurious diamond-set models to cater to a wider audience.

The Flagship's Enduring Legacy

The Longines Flagship collection has been adored by celebrities, royalty, and watch enthusiasts alike for its timeless charm, precision, and unparalleled elegance.

In the realm of vintage watches, the Longines Flagship sails triumphantly on the tides of time, effortlessly blending elegance, precision, and heritage. With its distinguished charm and unshakable reliability, this horological treasure offers a safe harbour for collectors and enthusiasts alike. So, when it comes to selecting a vintage timepiece, let the Flagship guide you to a wise investment, and chart your course through the captivating world of vintage wristwatches with style and grace. Anchors aweigh!

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Key Information

Longines Flagship reference 3318

Technical Information

Key Information:

  • Brand: Longines
  • Model: Flagship
  • Ref.: 3318
  • Year: 1967
  • SKU: 1896

Technical:

  • Movement Calibre: 345
  • Movement Type: Automatic
  • Case Size: 36mm

Box and Papers:

  • Original Box

Condition Report

Condition Report: Presented in excellent overall condition. The dial remains in excellent condition. The hands show some marks but are otherwise in good shape. The case remains very clean for its age with only minor scratches. There is an inscription to the case back. The automatic calibre 345 movement has received a fresh service. The watch comes complete with a box and previous service paperwork. Finally the watch is fitted to a new third party strap and its original Longines buckle.

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Delivery Prices:

Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £60. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £80.

Returns:

Don't like it or change your mind? Return it for a full refund with our 14 day, no hassle returns on all sales. See the full conditions here.

1 Year Warranty

All Our Watches are Covered by Our World-Class, 1 Year International Warranty.

Should your watch run into mechanical issues we'll repair it. For full details see our terms and conditions here.

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