Rare Watches, Magnificent Jewels & Objets de Vertu
14 January 2019 | Monaco | Lot 21
Longines Israelian Big Pilot chronograph “Chronostop”, ref. 5824. Accompanied with extract of archives
Estimate € 20,000 – 30,000
Material: Stainless steel
Reference N°: 5824 batch 23711
Year: Circa 1950/1951
Case N°: 44
Caliber: 1268 Z Stop Second - Manual
Bracelet: Leather NATO strap
Dimensions: 47.5 mm
Signed: Case, movement and dial
Accessories: Longines original extract of archives confirming the present watch was invoiced on 31 March 1951 to the company Knyath, at the time official Longines agent for Israel.
Literature: A similar piece is illustrated in “Longines Watches” book by John Goldberger
Stop second model with luminous Arabic numerals and hands, outer ring calibrated for 60 minutes register with red central hand, subsidiary seconds, circular case, engraved chronograph scale to the revolving recessed bezel, snap on back, large ball-form crown, downturned lugs, fly-back chronograph mechanism operated through a round button in the band, case, dial and movement signed. This watch was sold in Israel in 1951. The large diameter of the case, 47.5 mm provided excellent readability and the big charge crown made it very easy for the pilot to use the watch on while in the air. This example has been very well preserved and is in excellent and original conditions. A very rare opportunity to own a highly sought-after Longines big aviator chronograph.
Montre Longines en acier « Chronostop », réf. 5824. Cet exemplaire en très bon état est accompagné de son extrait des archives. C’est une rare opportunité de pouvoir posséder un chronographe d’aviateur très recherché tel que ce modèle.