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.

248 Longines Very Unusual and Rare Mono-pusher Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With Central Minute Register

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 7,150

Lot Description

Model: Progressive counter monopusher
Reference: 5680
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1946
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 12.68Z
Case N°: 20736
Movement N°: 6968638
Dimensions: 37 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement

The Longines reference 20 736 here offered is part of a very restricted circle of timepieces: the 37 mm three body case with snap on back and smooth sloped bezel has been realized in stainless steel and preserved in surprising conditions with the massive concave lugs give strength and security. This very lot is special since is a monopusher “double hand”. This nickname comes from the red hand clearly visible at the center of the dial, which is the one in charge to allow the owner to control the registration of minutes with the aid of the internal scale for 60 minutes. Totally unconventional, this complication is moved by the caliber 12.68Z with the chronograph complication activated by the square mono pusher at 2 o’clock. The argentè dial is nicely conserved with outer Arabic five minute divisions, inner minutes track, Arabic painted numerals and pencil hands with luminous materials. Another main peculiarity is the subsidiary dial for constant seconds at 6 o’clock instead of the 2 classic registers.