An attractive example of the Longines Flagship Automatic reference 3418 hailing from circa 1966. Powered by the reliable Calibre 345 automatic movement this gorgeous vintage Longines Flagship features a timeless dial design and a 35mm 18k gold case. In a nutshell, it ticks all the boxes for a vintage gold dress watch!
Longines introduced the Flagship line in 1957, which along with the Conquest line, marked the beginning of the company's modern approach to marketing watches under individual model lines. Many have dubbed the Flagship the ultimate dress watch of the 1950s due to its clean and timeless design. In 2017, Longines released a 60th Anniversary re-edition (called Flagship Heritage) model to commemorate the original. As beautiful as that was, we prefer the original!
Technical & Condition
Condition: The watch is in overall excellent vintage condition. The dial is in good shape with minor spotting throughout. The case is both clean and remains sharp. Likewise, the movement is clean and also fully serviced. Finally, the watch is fitted to a 3rd party leather strap complete with a Longines gold coloured buckle.
Case size (exc. crown): 35mm
Case material: 18k Gold
Movement: Automatic calibre 345 movement
Strap/bracelet: 3rd-party leather strap with Longines buckle
Box and papers: Our Own
This Longines Flagship could be yours...
This example is certainly worth considering if you're looking for a dress watch around the £2,000 mark. It exudes elegance, sophistication, and vintage charm that has proven to be timeless. The last time we had a gold Longines Flagship in stock, it sold practically immediately after it was listed on the website. When other dealers are selling these for more than £2.5k, it's no wonder! Don't let this gorgeous timepiece pass you by. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions.
Case Size (excluding crown):
Box & Papers:
Our Own Box
Case Size (excluding crown):
Box & Papers:
Our Own Box
For orders placed before 2pm orders will be shipped the same day.
Your watch will be carefully packaged and shipped fully insured with leading global courier companies.
Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £30. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £50.
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.
Are all watches authenticated?
All our watches pass through a double authentication process to insure their authenticity. We also provide detailed photos of the watch from all angles to allow you to undertake your own anlysis. Finally as with everything, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to reach out to our friendly team
What if something goes wrong with the watch
Whilst all our watches are fully serviced before sale, if something does go wrong, we'll repair it for free as part of our 1 year warranty
Do watches come with original box and papers?
It depends on the individual watch. You can see details under "The Basics" heading on this page. For the majority of vintage watches their original box and papers have been lost to time. Whilst they are nice to have, it’s important to note that “box and papers” DO NOT authenticate a watch despite what many in our trade say. It’s also important to realise alot of sellers (including some of the most well known in the UK) put together full sets of box, papers, hang tags etc by buying blank paperwork and boxes in the secondary market. This is a very regrettable, but unfortunately common occurrence in the trade but something we will never do!
How do I know it will fit?
For metal bracelets we provide the size it will currently fit in the description section of this page. If this measurement is too large or too small we are able to assist in either adding or removing links. We also offer this service, post service on a at-cost basis (i.e. we don't add a margin).
Can you change the strap?
Absolutely! If you don't like the current strap, let us know and we'll change it for free! We maintain a broad selection of styles and can also source straps to your specification free of charge.
Can you source something similar?
Absolutely! If its not quite what you’re looking for just get in touch and we can source one with our Free, No Obligation sourcing service. You can contact us on phone, live chat or simply submit the details of what you’re looking for on our “Find a Watch” page.
What payment options do you offer?
We accept payment by all leading credit and debit cards, ApplePay as well as bank transfer.
Do you offer financing?
Currently we don't offer financing but it’s something we're exploring.
Shipping & Returns
Can you ship an order to arrive on a certain day?
We can certainly try! We can request with our shipment partners for delivery on a certain day but ultimately the exact delivery date is subject to a number of factors outside our control.
How do I return a watch?
Simply let us know you want to send the watch back within the 14 return period and return it to us via Royal Mail Special Delivery. We’ll process your refund the same day we receive the watch back.
Terms & Conditions
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Longines Flagship 3418, 18k Gold, 1967
If you're searching for a dress watch for around £2,000, this model is well worth considering. It emanates an air of elegance, refinement, and vintage appeal that has stood the test of time. When we last had a gold Longines Flagship in stock, it sold almost as soon as it was advertised on the website. It's no surprise that other dealers are selling them for more than £2.5k! Don't miss out on this stunning timepiece...
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