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.

249 Longines Extremely Rare and Well Preserved 13zn Flyback Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, With Central Minute Register

Estimate: € 30,000 –⁠ 60,000

Lot Description

Model: Progressive counter
Reference: 5699
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1947
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13ZN
Case N°: 23086
Movement N°: 6989809
Dimensions: 40 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Usually, the indication for chronographic minutes in vintage watches – and in many modern ones as well – is found in a dedicated subsidiary counter. With reference 23 086, Longines adopts a very different layout, with a bold red chronographic minutes hand in the center, and additional railway minute divisions on the dial. The impressive stainless steel case of this watch is very well preserved and broke the patterns with the standard of the time in terms of dimensions given its 39.5 mm and presents numbered and engraved screw-down case back, concave lugs, stepped bezel and two round chronograph buttons in the band. The silvered dial has Arabic numerals, blue steel feuille hands, central blued steel hand for chronographic seconds, central red hand for chronographic minutes, outer five minute divisions and inner railway minute divisions, two sunken engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 12 hours register. Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 1 September 1947 to company Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co, which was at that time our agent for the USA.