Exclusive Timepieces 17 October 2021 | Monaco

Auction Details

It is with great pleasure that we present you our new catalogue of fall 2021. A wonderful journey through the world of watch collecting.

Morning Session:
10:30 AM CEST – lots 100 to 169
Afternoon Session:
2:30 PM CEST – lots 170 to 288

265 Longines Very Early and Rare Flyback Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 3770, With Multi-Scale Dial, Original Box, Extract From Archives and Published in the LONGINES LEGENDARY WATCHES Book

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 12,350

Lot Description

Model: Chronograph
Reference: 3770
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1936
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 15'''
Case N°: 5289936
Movement N°: 5289936
Dimensions: 39 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Box and Extract from the Archives
Literature: This specific watch is published in the LONGINES LEGENDARY WATCHES book on pages 168-169

The chronograph offered here is one of those specimens that demonstrates how the innovation is the key of the beauty. The present lot speaks to the watch aficionados for its special movement, beautiful case and particular dial. In fact it is one of the first Flyback model ever produced by longines and based on a modified Valjoux 22GH ebauche. The use of 18k yellow gold for the construction of the 39 mm diameter case definitely intensify the beauty of the present lot. With massive downturned faceted lugs, snap on back and square pushers, this specimen embed the tastes of the period and has been preserved heavenly by the last owners no only sporadic signs of normal usage. The beautiful pink dial is clean, geometric and perfectly preserved with two counters for constant seconds and 30 minutes registration, Arabic five minute divisions, black Arabic and baton numerals and blue spade hands. The dial is compleated by two tachymetre scales in blue/blacck with base 1000 meters and in red with base 100 meters. With the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 5 March 1936 to the company Ostersetzer, which was at that time our agent for Italy and published in the LONGINES LEGENDARY WATCHES book on pages 168-169.