Exclusive Timepieces 17 April 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

Monaco Legend Group is pleased to present its 4th auction with Davide Parmegiani. 
Once again, we have refined our selection of rarities to satisfy all kinds of collectors and passionate, starting from vintage to the rarest modern and contemporary pieces that the market can offer.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 1 to 110
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 111 to 264

252 Longines Very Fine and Graceful 24 hour Wristwatch in Steel, Reference 5150, With Silver Radio Hands and Numbers Dial and Extract from Archives

Estimate: € 4,000 –⁠ 8,000

Sold € 5,460

Lot Description

Model: Time-Only
Reference: 5150
Case Material: Stainless Steel
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1944
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 12L
Case N°: 22609-409
Movement N°: 6664425
Dimensions: 31 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Among the Switzerland’s largest manufacturers of timepieces is listed for sure Longines, which was an important supplier of chronograph wristwatches to militaries of multiple nations but it also produced some particular Time Only wristwatch for civilian. The here offer wristwatch is a beautiful example equipped with the famous caliber 12L. Its stainless steel case has a strong and solid appearance: entirely made of steel, a cheaper and more resistant material, it presents solid curved lugs still sharp, a looping bezel and a delicately knurled winding crown. The watch still has excellent storage conditions. The dial is in mint conditions with its mat large silver Arabic numerals with luminous material, inner red 24 hour track, central hands for the second and large luminescent hands to easily indicate the time. The charm that it is able to emanate is evident with the amber-yellow color of the indexes and hands, the patina that with the passing of time has taken over the entire white background giving it an almost three-dimensional effect and the simplicity of the single Longines writing at hours 12. Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 29 February 1944 to the company Longines-Wittnauer Co., which was at that time the Longines agent for the U.S.A.