Longines - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: Circa 1939
    Reference No: 19588
    Movement No: 5'667'858
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Mechanical, 13ZN
    Bracelet/Strap: Green nato strap
    Dimensions: 36.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Literature: For a similar chronograph wristwatch in stainless steel, please see Longines Watches by John Goldberger, pages 196 and 197.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Longines chronograph is distinguished by its large flat bezel and its prestigious Longines caliber 13ZN mechanism. This high grade movement is considered by many scholars to be one of the ultimate calibres ever developed. The watch is also fitted with fixed bar lugs and is offered in very original and charismatic condition. Research concludes that the present watch was was invoiced on 25 February 1939 to Ostersetzer, which was at the time Longine's agent for Italy.

  • 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. 19588
A very rare stainless steel chronograph wristwatch

Circa 1939
36.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for HK$93,750

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016