Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco LOT 116
Longines Fine and Attractive 13ZN Single Button Flyback Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Pink Tachimetric and Telemetric Scales Dial
Estimate € 18,000 – 30,000
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 3879
Case N°: 24
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 5525735
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 28 October 1942 to the company Ostersetzer, which was at that time the Longines agent for Italy.
Animated by a pioneering vision in the creation of chronographs of high technical level and high aesthetic taste, in 1832 Auguste Agassiz founded a brand that immediately managed to gain a privileged place in the pockets, on the wrists and in the hearts of watch lovers: Longines. In the course of its history, Longines was an important supplier of high-precision instruments for armies and aviators of various nations and subsequently, given the remarkable quality in the recording of split-offs of its watches, it was also widely used in sports.
This lot is part of these creations and is a fascinating example of Longines chronograph powered by the revered 13ZN caliber, one of the most appreciated movement in the first half of the XXth century and one of the most sought after nowadays by collectors. The first and earliest 13ZNs are referred to as “transitional 13ZNs” and came with monopusher complication, such as the lot here offered. Cased in a very well preserved stainless steel case of 37.5 mm, the start, stop and reset rectangular button is located at 2 o’clock, right above the big winding crown. The pink dial is untouched and smartly decorated with a blue outer telemeter scale, black arabic numerals and inner light blue spiral tachymeter scale. The remarkable state of conservation of this timepiece together with an iconic movement with a special complication and charismatic rare dial styles make this watch a truly gem.