Exclusive Timepieces & Jewels 17 –⁠ 18 July 2019 | Monaco

Auction Details

A Selection of Pure Vintage/Contemporary Timepieces and Rare Jewels. Our first auction with Davide Parmegiani.

Session 1 starting at 3 p.m.
Session 2 starting at 6 p.m.

206 Longines A very fine and graceful manual Longines Flyback chronograph in stainless steel with oversized registers

Estimate: € 8,500 –⁠ 15,000

Sold € 13,650

Lot Description

Model: Flyback Chronograph
Material: stainless steel
Reference N°: 5982 /20
Caliber: 30 CH
Movement N°: 12267949
Bracelet: leather strap
Dimensions: 38 mm

In this catalogue have already been analyzed the 13ZN movement and its subsequent evolutions, which led to the creation of the 30CH caliber and the first Flyback chronograph (please see lot N ° 51). The birth of the 30CH manual caliber was dictated also and above all by the excessive costs involved in the production of the famous 13ZN, and for this reason Longines decided to invest considerable amounts in research and development centers to reduce costs but maintain the high performance standards. Thus in 1947 the 30CH caliber was introduced and remained in production for about 20 years when Longines then decided to go on to purchase finished movements directly from Valjoux S.A. The present reference 5982/20 is a refined and elegant example of Flyback, characterized by the over sized registers for constant seconds and 30 minutes registration. The Silver dial is in great overall conditions with the double scale in blue and red of a bright color with gold dagger and arabic numerals and alpha hands. The stainless steel case with snap on case back is totally crisp and fresh with the winding crown that perfectly show the Longines logo. The lugs are incredibly sharp and the oval pushers are in almost mint conditions.