A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter and telemeter scales

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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1970
    Reference No: 7413
    Movement No: 50'648'370
    Case No: 11
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 30CH, 18 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel
    Dimensions: 38mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Longines Extract from the Archives confirming date of production of the present watch in 1970
    Literature: A similar reference 7413 but with "pulsometer" dial is illustrated in Longines Watches by John Golberger p.274-275

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is a superb example of a Longines reference 7413 housing the iconic 30CH flyback chronograph movement. The large, 38 mm case most probably has never been polished, and has great presence thanks to its thick, downturned lugs. It’s fitted with a playful silver dial with blue tachymeter scale and red telemeter scale that remains in mint condition with all luminous plots intact. The latter are interestingly placed on the inner bezel, and not directly on the dial. It is without doubt that Longines manufactured some of the greatest wristwatch chronograph movements, and the present reference 7413 is a perfect example of this know how. In almost new old stock condition, the present lot will surely appeal to the gentleman looking for a sporty and refined chronograph from Longines’ “golden era”.

  • 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. 7413
A fine and attractive stainless steel chronograph wristwatch with tachymeter and telemeter scales

1970
38mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
CHF8,000 - 12,000 
€7,300-11,000
$8,200-12,400

sold for CHF12,500

Contact Specialist
Alexandre Ghotbi
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The Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR

Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016