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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1969
    Reference No: 5982
    Movement No: 50'116'061
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, 530
    Bracelet/Strap: Stainless steel
    Clasp/Buckle: Folding clasp
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Movement, dial and case signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Longines Extract from the Archives
    Provenance: Property from an Important Private Collection
    Literature: For a similar example please see Longines Watches, by John Goldberger, pages 276 and 277

  • Provenance

    Property from an Important Private Collection

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present chronograph reference 5982 was most likely sold to South America given the SUIZA designation at the very bottom of the dial. Besides its close-to-mint and all original condition, this chronograph impresses with its multi scale medical dial, featuring not only a pulsation scale (in red) but also a respiration scale (in blue). It is fitted with Longines’ in-house calibre 530 and reaches its final destination most probably via a North American agent, in view of the typical LXW stamp on the movement.The most attractive polished and textured bracelet is most certainly from the same period and enhances the perfect vintage look of this attractive Longines Chronograph.

  • 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 very fine, very rare and large stainless steel wristwatch with flyback chronograph, bracelet and pulsations dial

38mm. Diameter
Movement, dial and case signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF32,500

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm