Exclusive Timepieces 7 –⁠ 8 December 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A wide selection of very fine vintage timepieces, property of various prominent collectors will be presented in this sale. Including a fine selection of Longines Chronograph coming from one of the most important collections worldwide.

117 Longines Beautiful and Particular 13ZN Flyback Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Black Glossy Dial, Painted Gold Numbers and Gold Hands

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Sold € 36,400

Lot Description

Model: Chronograph
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 3756
Year: 1938
Case N°: 5463840 (58)
Caliber: 13ZN
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 5463840
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 37.5 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Certificate
Literature: This specific watch is published in the LONGINES LEGENDARY WATCHES book on pages 334–335

Longines is considered by many collectors as one of the brand principles dedicated to creating precise, efficient and reliable watches. There are many reasons that have led Longines to be so appreciated and sought after, first of all the use of always avant-garde movements such as the 13.33Z or the iconic 13ZN. Large movement with flyback to allow the person using it to reset the chronograph without having to stop it, this special caliber is now part of the circle of those most desired mechanisms. The lot offered here meets the needs of collectors who are looking for a 13ZN. To protect it a resistant and massive stainless steel case admirably preserved over all these years, with 2 square pushers perfect exponents of the style of the time and a delicately worked winding crown. The strength of the steel is further emphasized by a black lacquered dial still fresh and untouched. The note of delicacy and elegance that a watch like this must absolutely have is provided by the gold-colored print used for Arabic numerals, the external scale of the seconds and the details of the two auxiliary counters to record the time. To resume this color we then think of the two feuille hands, elegant and light. Example of uncompromising quality and desirability this watch is a perfect exponent of the mastery of Longines.

Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 8 September 1938 to the company Gosen, which was at that time the Longines agent for Curacao.