1959 Wittnauer Guilloche Radium Dial

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They say that the dial builds up to 99% of the value. It is so true when you see the dial of this amazing Wittnauer. Beautiful guilloche pattern of the silver-white surface along with fancy beveled gilt numerals at quarters represent the vibrant fashion of the early 1960s, a decade of unprecedented change. Throw in a stainless steel case with screw-down back, a nice in-house movement and excellent overall condition - you get a perfect piece for any watch enthusiast.

Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • Stainless steel 2-body case with screw-down case back. Mixed satin and high-polished finishing. Signed "Longines - Wittnauer" on the inner side of the caseback.
  • Mint condition, professionally polished in the past. Showing little to no traces of use.
  • 33.6 mm (without crown) / 42 mm (lug-to-lug) / 19 mm (between lugs)
  • Original steel crown
  • Original crystal

    Movement:

    • Precise movement with small seconds
    • Cal. 11BG signed "Wittnauer Watch Co. INC"
    • Rhodium plated, 17 jewels, 18000 A/h, 50 hours of power reserve, Kif anti-shock protection.
    • Excellent condition. Service history is unknown. Showing the strong results on a timegrapher: 240 deg. of amplitude, 1 ms of beat error, +10 seconds a day.

    Dial:

    • Untouched original guilloche dial in excellent condition. Showing minor aging.
    • Raised silver logo. Signed "Wittnauer" at 12 o'clock and "Swiss" at 6 o'clock. Raised silver hour markers and luminous radium markers.
    • Original luminous (radium) steel hours and minutes hands showing minor aging.

    Delivery set:

    • The watch comes with a handmade calfskin strap and generic buckle
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

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    Category: Wittnauer


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