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

266 Longines Special and Unusual Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Reference 8273, With Champagne Dial, “Vernier” Scale and extract from archives

Estimate: € 3,000 –⁠ 6,000

Sold € 8,450

Lot Description

Model: Nonius Chronograph
Reference: 8273
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1970
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 332
Case N°: 15791302
Movement N°: 50211630
Dimensions: 38 x 44 mm
Signed: Dial, movement and case
Accessories: Extract from the Archives

Totally unconventional, the Longines Nonius was a completely new idea to fit a chronograph with a curved arm to indicate 1/10 of a second. The present example is a very rare specimen of an already particular model sine it has been manufacture in solid and massive 18k yellow gold. The two-body cushion shaped waterproof case with a screw-down caseback is nicely and finely preserved with no evident signs of wearing. The dial is champagne with applied gold hour markers partially covered in black enamel and is fitted with a so-called "Vernier" scale, an auxiliary device designed to facilitate fine adjustments or measurements on precision instruments, named after its inventor, the French mathematician Pierre Vernier (1580-1637). With the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale in 1970.