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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 5982
    Movement No: 50'648'208
    Case No: 50'648'208 further stamped 21 72 on the caseback
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal.30CH, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Longines pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by an Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present watch in 1970.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Longines has always been celebrated for the accuracy and quality of its chronographs, starting with caliber 13ZN in the mid 30’s the brand developed a new manually wind caliber 30CH a decade later. Designed in 1963 at a time medical diagnosis would essentially depend on the precision of the instruments used by the doctor, the present reference 5982 is powered by this famous flyback caliber 30CH. As a tool watch designed for doctors, the dial of this watch displays two important scales. In red, a scale that allows easy calculation of the heart beat based on 30 pulsations and in blue another one to identify the number of respirations per minute. The overall layout of the dial has also been designed to ease the legibility of the chronograph function by having the dial and the minutes and hours hands of light colors that contrast with the dark blue of the chronograph hand.
    Presented today in very appealing condition, this watch displays a large clear dial. This sober and very contemporary design will please collectors looking for a tool watch that would look just as good in any formal occasion.

  • 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. 5982
A large and very well preserved stainless steel doctor's flyback chronograph wristwatch with red pulsation scale and blue respiration scale

38mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF18,750

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

Geneva Auctions 13 – 14 May 2017