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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1957
    Reference No: 6595 1
    Movement No: 9'345'283
    Case No: 33
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 30CH, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Gold plated pin buckle
    Dimensions: 36.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by a Certificate of Origin and Authenticity confirming the sale of the present watch on October 26, 1957 in Libya.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Founded in 1832 by Auguste Agassiz, Longines has built its reputation by producing exquisite chronograph movements and patenting the first flyback movement. Starting with the legendary caliber 13-ZN in the mid 30’s, Longines further continued its research and development and presented Cal 30CH, a new manual wind chronograph movement in 1947. The flyback function is a very important complication especially for aviators as it allows the wearer to reset the chronograph immediately without the need to stopping it first. Chronographs by Longines are considered to be amongst the best, most attractive and, consequently, collectable in the world. The present pink gold flyback chronograph from 1957 stands out with its absolutely stunning aesthetics, elegance and sobriety. The case looks much larger that its 36.5mm diameter suggests and has an extremely handsome presence on the wrist. Housing a caliber 30CH, the present watch is part of the timeless chronographs that built the brand’s reputation.

  • 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. 6595 1
A fine and attractive pink gold flyback chronograph wristwatch with blue tachymeter scale

36.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF6,000 - 9,000 

Sold for CHF10,625

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

Geneva Auctions 13 – 14 May 2017