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.

72 Longines Absolutely Rare and Sought-After 13ZN Flyback Anti-Magnetic Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, With Square Button, Mobile Lugs, Two Tone Tachymetric and Telemetric Scales Dial

Estimate: € 25,000 –⁠ 50,000

Sold € 35,100

Lot Description

Model: Chronograph
Material: Yellow Gold
Reference N°: 3901
Year: 1937
Case N°: 5454306
Caliber: 13ZN
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 5454306
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Accessories: Certificate
Literature: This specific watch is published in the LONGINES LEGENDARY WATCHES book on pages 352–353

The most beautiful discovery for a collector is to find a watch that combines a specially shaped case, a historically important movement and a unique and special dial. The present lot fully reflects these characteristics and with good reason is a candidate for being a piece of absolute value. Longines occasionally devoted itself to the manufacture of watches with special designs and the wide, mobile lugs lugs of this chronograph testify it perfectly. The three-bodied yellow gold case with snap on back and rectangular chronograph buttons is elegant and shows a nice principle of oxidation. The movement inside is the superb and notorious 13ZN but the most fascinating component is the dial. The silver and rose two-tone dial, the telemeter and the spiral tachometer scales printed in blue with the black arabic and baton numerals are a harmonious and remarkable demonstration of skill. Survived and preserved in extraordinarily good and original condition thanks to the previous owner, being a real dream one for all Longines finest collector

With the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 30 September 1937 to the company Ostersetzer, which was at that time the Longines agent for Italy.