A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1958
    Reference No: 5982 9
    Movement No: 9'129'155
    Case No: 45
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 30 CH, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Green calf leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Longines buckle
    Dimensions: 38 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With Longines Extract from the Archives confirming the present watch was invoiced on 11 January 1958 to the company, Ostersetzer, which was at that time the agent for Longines in Italy.
    Literature: For another example of the present watch, please see Longines Watches by John Goldberger, pages 276 and 278.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Fitted with a Longines manual chronograph calibre 30 CH, this rare stainless steel wristwatch is a very charismatic example. Manufactured in the 1950's, the watch features a large stainless steel case of 38 mm., faceted downturned lugs and a snap on case back.

  • Maker Bio

    Longines

    Swiss • 1832

    Auguste Agassiz founded Longines in 1832, and today is considered to be a pioneer in the evolution of the chronograph. During the 1930s, Longines' chronograph wristwatches were used as tools for wartime aviators and military personnel. As one of Switzerland's largest manufacturers, Longines was an important supplier of wristwatches to militaries of multiple nations.



    Today, they are owned by the Swatch Group and produce wristwatches for both men and women. Their vintage wristwatches continue to grow in desirability amongst collectors. Some of the most sought-after models include such oversized chronographs as the Lindbergh Hour Angle designed by Charles Lindbergh, Chronostop, Tre Tacche, A-7, Tasti a Spillo and Doppia Lanchetta.

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Longines

Ref. 5982 9
A fine and rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

浪琴,精細及罕有,不銹鋼計時腕錶,型號5982 9,1958年製

1958
38 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$40,000 - 60,000 
€4,800-7,200
$5,000-7,500

sold for HK$52,500

Contact Specialist
Sam Hines
Deputy Chairman, Asia and International Head of Watches
++852 6773 9315 shines@phillips.com

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FOUR

Hong Kong Auction 30 May 2017