7 December 2019 | Monaco | Lot 73
Longines Very Fine, Early and Rare 13ZN Flyback Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With Square Buttons, Pink Dial
Estimate € 20,000 – 40,000
Material: Stainless Steel
Reference N°: 5008
Case N°: 22182 (64)
Movement type: Manual
Movement N°: 6411438
Bracelet: Leather Strap
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, case and movement
Literature: This specific watch is published in the LONGINES LEGENDARY WATCHES book on pages 346–347
Just as nature always tends to act in the simplest way, also Longines over its more than 180-year history has shown its know-how to give life to objects of absolute value, bearing in mind the idea of simplicity. The chronograph offered here is one of those specimens that demonstrates how cleanliness is often the key to beauty. The use of steel to the detriment of noble materials for the construction of the 36 mm diameter case absolutely does not reduce the beauty of the watch, rather it makes the observer’s attention turn even further on the beautiful pink dial. Clean, geometric and perfectly preserved, this delightful dial presents the two counters for constant seconds and 30 minutes registration, blue steel feuille hands and black arabic numerals. Perfectly preserved with crisp edges this watch its for sure one of the nicest exponent of the Longines production of chronographs bearing the always appreciated and very sought after by collector caliber 13ZN.
Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 31 March 1943 to the company Ostersetzer, which was at that time the Longines agent for Italy.