LONGINES TARTARUGONE Ref 22785 Cal 15.26ABC 2ND VARIATION SLOVAK AIRFORCE RARELongines
Tartarugone Slovak Pilot 2nd Variation
For auction is a rare 1930s Longines Tartarugone ref. 22785 40mm Majetok Slovak military issued pilots watch caliber 15.26ABC rarest variation glossy gilt dial. A simply gorgeous watch this is the rarest of the Tartarugone turtle pilots watches: the rarest variation/ref/movement and the rarest army issuance: Slovak. Mostly these are seen as Majetek but almost never as Majetok, and that would be the Czech and Slovak militaries respectively. Just as rare as the actual watch is the glorious condition, the beautiful glossy dial with exceptional patina to hands and markers is amazing. A great and shockingly wearable watch with a massive size; the 40mm diameter is a bit misleading because of the rounded square nature of the case...the 51mm lug length makes it a huge watch taking up a ton of wrist acreage. Amazing to think the watch is in its 80s and still spry.
Ref #: 22785 nr. 3181
Diameter: 40 mm w/out crown, 43 mm w/crown, 51 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 22 mm at the lugs tapering to 22 mm (will take a 22 mm strap)
Height: 15 mm
Power-reserve: 38 hours
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 73 grams
Movement: 15.26 ABC gilt rarest variation manual winding
Strap/Bracelet: Leather nato
Case: STAINLESS STEEL large 'turtle' case, original crown, rotating gnurled pilot bezel, caseback signed Majetok Voj. Spravy
Dial: GLOSSY GILT with anti-magnetique writing above 6 o'clock subdial, gorgeous patina on arabic numerals and hands
Condition: 85% (8.5 of 10): excellent vintage condition with stunning glossy dial working well
Box/Papers: Watch only
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