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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1942
    Reference No: 5009, batch number 21922
    Movement No: 6’291’164
    Case No: 66
    Model Name: Anti-Magnetique
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13ZN, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Suede
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a presentation box and Extract from the Archives confirming its sale on 21 July 1942 to Ostersetzer, the Longines agent for Italy.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is distinguished by its large case and stunning aesthetics that make it one of the most attractive vintage chronograph watches one could hope to own. Its two-tone silvered dial is timeless and masculine, yet at the same time, utterly beautiful and practical, with oversized registers and a blue outer tachometer scale.

    Housing the prestigious Longines caliber 13ZN with fly-back mechanism, it boasts an equally high-grade movement that is considered by many scholars to be the amongst the ultimate chronograph calibers in terms of sophistication, design, and finish.

    Combined with its oversized case, outstanding state of preservation, and uncompromised quality, the example presented here is a true treasure for discerning collectors of vintage watches.

  • Artist Biography


    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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Ref. 5009, batch number 21922
An extremely rare, attractive and large stainless steel fly-back chronograph with two-tone silvered dial, black hour markers and blue tachometer scale.

37mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF30,000 - 60,000 

Sold for CHF72,500

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START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronographs

Geneva Auction 14 May 2016