Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 115
Longines Special and Tasteful 13ZN Anti-Magnetique Flyback Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Telemetric and Tachymetric Scales Sandwich Dial, Retailed by Giudici Milano
Estimate € 18,000 – 30,000
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 3756
Case N°: 5785917
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 5785917
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
From 1830 till the first postwar years, in the city of Milan, precisely in via G.Verdi number 4, there was a very important shop: Giudici Milano. Initially specialized in pendulums and music boxes later became official retailer for Vacheron Constantin, Rolex and, most of all, Longines. The present reference 3834 is one of those specimens sold by the Italian retailer as demonstrated by the signature on the dial. A well preserved, slightly oxidized three-body case with two rectangular pushers, snap on back contains a 13ZN movement with the flyback function, which allows the wearer to reset the seconds of the chronograph with one click of a pusher while the chronograph is engaged. The dial, in addition to presenting the prestigious signature, has the lovely two-tone structure so called sandwich, with a charming patina. The stunning aesthetics of this watch is completed by the tachymeter and telemeter scales. This example of early Longines is perfectly in-line with contemporary tastes and the right specimen for a chronograph connoisseur.
With the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 12 October 1939 to the company Ostersetzer, which was at that time the Longines agent for Italy.