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.

160 Longines Very Fine and Rare 30CH Flyback Chronograph Wristwatch in Pink Gold, With Oversized Registers, Silver Tachymetric and Telemetric Scales Dial, Original Box and Papers

Estimate: € 14,000 –⁠ 28,000

Lot Description

Model: Chronograph
Material: Pink Gold
Reference N°: 1724677
Year: 1957
Case N°: 2
Caliber: 30CH
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 9345293
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Box, guarantee and Certificate

The present lot speaks to the watch aficionados for its special movement, beautiful case and particular dial. Absolutely attractive, this wristwatch features the caliber 30Ch, last movement totally in-house produced by Longines, that from 1947 took the stage as the latest and best chronograph movement manufactured by the Swiss brand. To protect this small and sophisticated set of gears has been created an 18k pink gold tonneau case, an innovative design for Longines standards, with screw back and two pushers. Last in the list but not in term of beauty, the dial. In the last years has appeared a delicious patina with sand color. To enrich the composition have been printed 3 scales: the tachymetric one in a still vivid blue sky color and the telemetric one in red, both still perfectly preserved. Crossing their lines with the scale there are two oversized counters for constant seconds and 30 minutes registration. A further gem is represented by the four indexes with a very particular shape that refer to that of paper airplanes. The striking state of conservation of this timepiece, coupled with one of the most charismatic and rare dial styles which has never been restored and the addition of a mythical caliber make this an incredible find for the collector of rare and early chronographs.

With the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 11 April 1957 to the company Ferreira, which was at that time the Longines agent for Angola.