245 Longines Absolutely Rare and Sought-after, 13ZN Flyback Mono-pusher, Chronograph Wristwatch in Yellow Gold, Mobile Lugs, With Extract From the Archives, Reference 3886, Published in Paul White’s Book “I Cronografi da Polso”

Estimate: €5,000 –⁠ 10,000

Sold €5,200

Model: Monopusher Chronograph
Reference: 3886
Case Material: Yellow Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Year: 1937
Movement: Manual
Caliber: 13ZN
Case N°: 5 405 250
Movement N°: 5 405 250
Dimensions: 34 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Extract From the Archives
Literature: This specific watch is published in Paul White’s Book "I Cronografi da Polso - Volume 1" at Page 52-53

The present Longines wristwatch is a very unconventional specimen in the world of chronographs considering the very unusual design of the lugs. It is indeed a very fine and gorgeous flyback chronograph realized in 18k yellow gold with a snap on back. The main peculiarity of this watch is the movable and flexible fancy lugs that are able to confer a touch of elegance to this sporty watch. A principle of oxidation is spreading softly all around, but the oval case still maintains its original condition. The argentè dial has painted luminous Arabic numerals, totalizers for seconds and minutes, an outer telemetry scale and an inner tachymeter spiral one in a blue that matches with the telemetric. The caliber used is the famous and iconic 13ZN. Accompanied by the Longines Extract from the Archives confirming case, movement, production and subsequent sale on 27 October 1937 to the company Perret which was at that time our agent for Brazil.