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.

137 Longines Fine and Rare 30CH Chronograph Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Silver tachymetric Scale Dial and Original Box

Estimate: € 40,000 –⁠ 80,000

Sold € 55,900

Lot Description

Model: Chronograph
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 6075
Year: 1953
Case N°: 6075-2 (24)
Caliber: 30CH
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 8387683
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 37 mm.
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Box and certificate

Based in Switzerland since 1832, Longines can look back on more than 175 years of non-stop craftsmanship, and its logo is the oldest of its kind still active, in its original form, among those in the international registers of the World Intellectual Property Organisation with its 130 years. Created in 1889 the winged hourglass immediately became a trademark and has been continually used by Longines, albeit in various forms, till modern days. That logo was created to discourage and stop counterfeiting and despite nowadays is normal to see it on Longines timepieces, back in the days it wasn’t at all obvious to find it on the dials of the Swiss origin brand’s watches. The chronograph 6592 here offered is one of those timepieces that present the applied logo clearly visible at 12 o’clock. The 18k pink gold case is in great over all conditions, its line i a very simple and elegant with a nice domed crown and two round pushers. The silvered dial is clean and fresh with only the outer tachometer scale to act as a boundary, the eight sharp triangle numerals with luminous material dots and the alpha hands. The caliber, the notable 30CH, younger brother of the 13ZN and nephew of the 13.33Z, with flyback complication. Worthy exponent and heir of the stream of minimalism, this watch thanks to its simple beauty represents one of the most fascinating and sought-after Longines chronographs.

Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 25 March 1953 to the company Ostersetzer, which was at that time the Longines agent for Italy.