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.

34 Longines Very Unusual and Rare Mono-pusher Chronograph Wristwatch in Steel, Central Minute Register and Pulsation Scale Dial

Estimate: € 5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold € 7,150

Lot Description

Model: Progressive counter monopusher
Reference: 5679
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather strap
Year: 1946
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 12.68Z
Movement N°: 6956432
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Case, dial, movement
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

At a first glance, the present reference 23 076 might seem like a simple chronograph but its peculiarity lies in the highly unusual arrangement of the chronographic hands: instead of having the minutes register at 3 o’ clock, there is a supplementary central red hand for the minutes while the subsidiary counter is used for the constant seconds. The caliber used is the 12.68Z and is stored into a three bodies stainless steel case of 34 mm diameter with a snap on back, straight concave lugs excellently preserved by the past owner. The chronograph complication is activated by the single rectangular pusher located at 2 o’clock on the band. The silver dial presents black painted Arabic numerals, the over-mentioned center minute & center second-hand recorders and subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock. The watch is definitely well preserved with some light scratches due to general use but still maintaining the original proportions. Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 19 August 1946 to the company Zivy, which was at that time our agent for Mexico.