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.

66 Longines Very Attractive 13ZN Chronograph Wristwatch “Tre Tacche” in Steel, With Multicolored Tachymetric and Telemetric Scales Dial

Estimate: € 35,000 –⁠ 70,000


Lot Description

Model: Chronograph
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 4974
Year: 1942
Case N°: 22026 (4)
Caliber: 13ZN
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 6313494
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 37,5 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Certificate

The legend of Longines dates back 1832 and from that moment on its name has always been linked to high quality manufacturing. This stainless steel chronograph with round buttons to activate the functionalities of start, stop and reset of the chronograph is one of those pieces which have the ability to shine as rarely happens comparing to many others. The massive and resistant but elegant case is composed by three bodies with screw back which preseves the watch from the risk of ingress of dust and water. The dial doesn” t need many explications, a simple glance is enough to appreciate and understand its rarity: a two toned silvered disc is decorated with two big subsidiary counters for constant seconds and 30 minutes registration and is further embellished with outer tachometric and telemetric scales, one in an electric blue while the other one in a vivid red, both extremely well preserved. In the end, the blue steel feuille hands which perfectly harmonize with all the rest of the composition.

Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 3 September 1942 to the company Ostersetzer, which was at that time the Longines agent for Italy