On 16 October 2008, the famous New York auction house Antiquorum sold a Longines watch that had belonged to the famous physicist Albert Einstein. The timepiece – an elegant gold model dating from 1929 – fetched for a total of USD 596,000, thus becoming the Longines watch that has fetched the highest price ever at auction.
This Longines gold watch dating from 1929 was probably given to the famous physicist in Los Angeles in 1931. Albert Einstein, whose discoveries revolutionised our perception of time, frequently wore this sober, elegant timepiece.
The watch was acquired for the total sum of USD 596,000. It has thus become the brand’s product that has fetched the highest price ever at auction. It was sold for far more than a magnificent pocket-watch that was bought at auction in 2005 for the Longines Museum for the sum of CHF 74,000. Albert Einstein indeed owned a Longines pocket-watch dating from 1943 which is now in the History Museum in Berne (Switzerland).