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Rare Longines “Diamond Dynasty” men’s Retro Modern design wristwatch in solid 18K white gold with diamond bezel and original strap and 18K buckle, circa 1970.
In the 1960s and 1970s, Longines offered a series of very expensive gold and diamond men’s watches called the “Diamond Dynasty” line. This model has 37 diamonds set on a polished and Florentine-patterned bezel and was priced at an incredible $525.00 in 1970. The case was made by the boutique jewelry firm of Kaspar & Esh of New York City, specifically for Longines. This is a catalogued, Longines-signed, genuine factory-cased watch, not an aftermarket jeweler-cased watch. It is in crisp, excellent condition showing almost no wear, just a few light marks. All case edges are razor-sharp, indicating the watch was likely worn only on special occasions. Caseback is excellent and unengraved, with a few light scratches. The case measures 34mm long and 34mm wide. Original dial is excellent, with a few light marks. Has original conical faceted sapphire crystal which is superb. This watch is powered by its correct 17-jewel Longines manual wind movement, just serviced and running strong. Has original winding crown with Longines winged logo. Original thin alligator strap is very good (Longines lettering is worn away), has original signed Longines solid 18K white gold buckle.