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

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.