Longines Ultra-Quartz Ref 8483 18k Yellow Gold 39mm Caliber 6512 Cybernetic RareLongines
For auction is a 1972 Longines Ultra-Quartz ref. 8483 18k yellow gold 39mm unpolished exceptional caliber 6512 which is the worlds only cybernetic watch. There is a lot of good scholarship about the caliber 6512 out there but it was Longines first answer to quartz; initially developed in 1967 and miniaturized and first sold in the early 1970's very few survived. It was the hottest newest most high tech and special watch when it debuted and was a true halo piece. This particular watch has survived in a wonderful nearly new condition with all its original cash brushing and text clean, clear and intact. As special as quartz gets this is a truly remarkable, museum worthy, watch.
Ref #: 8483 nr. 16402170
Diameter: 39 mm w/out crown, 39 mm w/crown, 45 mm lug to lug
Lug Width: 22 mm at the lugs tapering to 18 mm (will take a 22 mm strap)
Height: 14 mm
Water Resistance: N/A
Gram Weight: 103 grams
Movement: Longines caliber 6512 cybernetic quartz movement
Strap/Bracelet: Welsbro brown 'Gravy' Italian made pebbled leather strap with napa backing with generic tang buckle
Case: 18k yellow gold with sunburst finish extra large cushion case unpolished in excellent condition with a light patina on the gold case, caesback with battery hatch cover and pull up time and date setting clasp
Dial: Champagne with taupe outer 1/5th of a second scale in gilt print, amazing gold markers that are elevated so that the seconds hand passes under them, date at 4:30, gold and black baton hands, applied Longines name and logo and ultra-quartz logo
Condition: 95% (9.5 of 10): excellent barely worn remarkable time-capsule condition, will be sold with a new battery, working well
Box/Papers: Watch only but comes with a framed 1972 Longines advertisement in French about the reference 8483
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