LONGINES NAUTILUS SKIN DIVER REF. 6921-2
The Nautilus Skin Diver reference 6921 was the first professional diving watch produced by Longines. It is a very rare and hard-to-find watch as it was produced for a few years starting in the late 1950s only in a few hundred pieces. Originally designed as a tool watch for professional divers, over the years it became a Longines iconic model and is now highly sought after by collectors. It features a water-proof compressor case made by Ervin Piquerez, an automatic 19AS movement, a black lacquered dial and a black bakelite rotating bezel with luminous numerals.
This Longines is a very rare Nautilus Skin Diver reference 6921-2 from 1959, and considering the age of the watch and the daily use it was made of these watches, we can say that the general condition is truly excellent. The case still comes with the original shapes, the dial shows some signs of aging but it still has all the gilt lettering and the original luminous material, the movement works perfectly, the beautiful caseback with the engraved diver has no steel-cancer and screws perfectly. The bezel, a very delicate part of this watch, is the original and is in excellent condition with no serious defects. Very few examples have survived in such condition, a truly fascinating watch.
The watch is accompanied by an extract from the Longines archives confirming its sale in the USA in 1959.
Serial number 10,767,XXX, year 1959.