Exclusive Timepieces 7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 179

Longines Special and Gorgeous 13ZN Flyback Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With a Rare Cream Pulsation and Respiration Scale Dial and Original Box

Estimate € 30,000 – 60,000

Sold € 35,750

Model: Chronograph
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 5414
Year: 1946
Case N°: 23020 (119)
Caliber: 13ZN
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 6985495
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: box and Certificate

With the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 11th November 1946 in Weinstabl company Bratislava.

The illustrious Italian scientist and inventor Leonardo Da Vinci, back in the 1400’s, used to say “simplicity is the ultimate sophistication”. In the world of watchmaking the same rule often applies: it is not always necessary to add complications to make a wristwatch more glamorous, do not have to be used high quality materials to make a watch more precious. Sometimes essentiality is the perfect way to create something special. Is this the case of the beautiful chronograph made by Longines and here offered to you. After being jealously conserved in one of the nicest chronographs collections ever created, this sporty and elegant timepiece comes back to life in all its beauty. The solid stainless steel three-bodied case is in outstanding conditions, the thin lugs are sharp, the winding crown is clean and the pushers are crisp. The argentè dial has now gained a principle of patina but the double external scale in black and blue are not affected at all. Moreover the black arabic numerals seem to stand out even more like the blue steel hands for the time and those of the subcounters. Perfect representation of the idea of simplicity, this watch is an outstanding opportunity to purchase an elgant and importnat piece equipped with the iconic 13ZN caliber.