1967: the legendary Velvet Underground release their classic first album, student riots on Paris’s Left Bank are still a year away and the Longines Ultra-Chron 8348 is released to celebrate the St-Imier brand’s centenary. At the time, Longines even claimed that the Ultra-Chron’s high-beat movement made it ‘the world’s most accurate watch. Now, over half a century later, we’re delighted to present a lovely example of this historically significant Swiss timepiece. It’s here, it’s newly serviced, it’s collectable and we’re sure it won’t be hanging around for long…
You fancy a vintage gold dress watch
Are you a vintage watch collector seeking another gold dress watch for your collection? Perhaps you’ve already got a Polerouter Super and a Seamaster de Ville. Now Longines is in your sights and the high-beat Ultra-Chron promises a rewarding first foray into the brand’s enticing vintage offerings. This particular example dates from 1974, well into the watch’s production run. As well as drop-dead good looks, it displays the Ultra-Chron’s technical leadership even as the infamous quartz crisis rolled like an inexorable horological tsunami onto the shores of Swiss watchmaking.
Alternatively, perhaps you are a fan of the period’s high-beat watches. If so, how about complementing that Seiko 5740C, or 1960s Girard-Perregaux, with this pioneering gem from the La Suze river valley in the Bernese Jura mountains? Go on, make it happen! We’ll help you!
A great technical story
The Longines Ultrachron, with its sublime Champagne-coloured dial, applied indices, subtly rhomboidal date window, fast-sweeping second hand and uber-distinctive ULTRA-CHRON dial logo epitomises a classic, collectable 1970s gold dress watch. It’s Swiss; it’s a sure bet with a more formal dress and it looks great. It also comes with that lasting historical significance. And with its high-beat, 6651 movement comes a timeless technical story. Not just another desirable 18k gold dress timepiece, this vintage Ultrachron promises to be a wonderful conversation starter in any horological setting. Best of all, it could be yours, very soon indeed…
Technical & Condition
Condition: Dial condition is assessed as excellent; the screw-back case is fair (excellent overall condition but with a noticeable scratch on the case back); crystal condition is good.
Case size (exc. crown): 36.5 mm
Case material: 18k gold
Movement: Longines 6651 high-beat (36,000 bph); automatic; recently serviced
Strap/bracelet: New third-party leather strap
Box and papers: Ours
Buy your Longines Ultrachron 8348 today
In a recent article, GQ magazine described this stunning dress watch as ‘criminally affordable’. Now we’re offering you the opportunity to pick up a gorgeous example... completely legally. And with it comes all the reassurance that marks every vintage Time Rediscovered timepiece.
Please get in touch today. Make this Helvetic beauty, complete with its distinctive Longines winged-hourglass logo, yours.
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Delivery within the UK is Free. Delivery within Europe is £30. Delivery for the Rest of the World is £50.
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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?
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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.
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Longines Ultra-Chron 8348 18k Gold, 1974
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