Exclusive Timepieces 31 October 2020 | Monaco

Auction Details

Morning Session:
Lots 1 – 100, starting at 10:30 AM CET
Afternoon Session:
Lots 101 – 264, starting at 2:30 PM CET

Monaco Legend Group is focusing, in this Autumn Auction Catalogue, to offer a variety of beautiful timepieces where the winning point has to be the combination between rarity, quality and price.

144 Longines Very Fine and Graceful “tartarugone” Oversize Military Style Wristwatch in Steel

Estimate: € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Sold € 52,000

Lot Description

Model: Tartarugone
Reference: 3772
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1936
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 15.94
Case N°: 5362366
Movement N°: 5362366
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the archives

The lot offered here is a very intriguing example of Longines Tartarugone and definitely unusual since is one of very few know with an additional crown at 12 o’clock to adjust the rudimental GMT function. The 42 mm case is definitely massive and unusual with its multi-part composition since the movement, dial, and crystal are contained in a steel cushion-shaped inner case. All this fits into a similarly shaped outer case with lugs and a conventional snap-on case back. The result is an incredibly sturdy and anti-magnetic case. This wristwatch is extremely well preserved and the case shows sporadic signs and maintains the sharpness of the edges and of the coin-edge outer bezel. The black dial is almost mint with the outer disc for the second time zone and subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock. The caliber is the 15.94, later substituted by the thinner 4.5 mm Cal. 15.26 for a second series. Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 12 November 1936 to the company Zivy, which was at that time our agent for Mexico.