Exclusive Timepieces 22 –⁠ 23 April 2023 | Monaco

Auction Details

The Monaco Legend Group team has put together an astonishing selection of rarities in the horological field. From the Unique Piece Rolex Yachtmaster, former property of the late President of Rolex Patrick Heiniger, to an outstanding example of the Patek Philippe 2523-1. Not to mention the great selection of rarities destined for Middle Eastern market, such as a Rolex Submariner and Daytona from the Sultanate of Oman and a steel Daytona with UAE emblem on the dial.
Many thanks to Auro Montanari, alias John Goldberger, Roberto Randazzo and George Pakkos for their significant help in supervising the catalogue and to Eric Tortella for his assistance in searching for some of our rarest Patek Philippe watches in his database and releasing his passport of authenticity for them.


Session I: Saturday 22 April, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 100
Session II: Sunday 23 April, 10:30 AM – lots 101 to 164
Session III: Sunday 23 April, 2:30 PM – lots 165 to 261

214 Longines Fine and Attractive, 13ZN Flyback, Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Black Dial and Fancy Straight Lugs, Published in Paul White’s Book “I Cronografi da Polso”

Estimate: € 8,000 –⁠ 16,000

Sold € 5,720

Model: Chronograph Flyback
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1941
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13ZN
Case N°: 6295748
Movement N°: 6295748
Dimensions: 36 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Literature: This specific watch is published in Paul White’s Book "I Cronografi da Polso - Volume 1" at Page 168-169

The beauty and complication of the in-house calibers produced by Longines is timeless. Both the 13.33Z and the 30CH, first and third of the family of the movement manufactured from 1913 are always very appreciated by many collectors and passionate of chronographs. But if there’s one caliber that always manages to amaze and make a true connoisseur’s eyes shine is the 13ZN. Its big diameter (30 mm wide) was purposeful since it had to be placed into several aviation-oriented chronographs. Moreover its flyback function was really helpful since allowed the user to not stop the chronograph before resetting it. This caliber is the one equipped on the beautiful lot offered here. This Longines strikes for the fancy straight lugs and the thin yellow-gold case with snap on back in beautiful conditions. The two rectangular buttons start, stop and reset the chronograph hand. The dial is even more fascinating with its black configuration, further embellished by the golden pulsation scale, gilt Arabic numerals and two subsidiary counters for constant seconds and 30 minutes registration. This example has many unusual features that can make the heart of the collector beat faster.