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.

198 Longines Extremely Fine and Very Important 13zn Chronograph Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Two-tone Tachimeter Scale Dial With Fancy Lugs

Estimate: € 15,000 –⁠ 30,000

Lot Description

Model: Flyback chronograph
Reference: 5093
Case Material: Yellow gold
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1945
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13ZN
Case N°: 6313433
Movement N°: 6313433
Dimensions: 38 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

This lot is a fascinating example of Longines chronograph powered by the revered 13ZN caliber, one of the most appreciated movement in the first half of the 20th century and one of the most sought-after nowadays by collectors. The three-body case is in 18k pink gold with a snap on the back and smooth bezel and is preserved in great overall conditions but the most fascinating details are certainly the fancy lugs with their absolutely particular and unusual curly shape so masterfully sculpted, definitely rare and unusual for a chronograph. Moreover, the dial is amazing for its two-tone decoration with pink color and the minutes/second track of a delightful silver. The two sunken, engine turned subsidiary dials and outer blue tachometer scale embellish, furthermore, enhance it. With the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 18 May 1945 to the company Zivy which was at that time our agent for Mexico.