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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: Circa 1954
    Reference No: 5045-14
    Movement No: 9’195’404
    Case No: 24
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 12.68.ZS, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Delivered with a Longines Extract from the Archives confirming the production of the present timepiece invoiced on 9th May 1955 to the company Danero in Uruguay.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Longines chronometer ref. 5045-14 from circa 1954 encased in a 37mm “Calatrava style” stainless steel case is a simple and elegant timepiece that is blessed by a timeless appeal. Powered by Longines manual cal. 12.68.ZS, a robust caliber typical from the era, the movement runs at a frequency of 18,000 A/h with 41 hours of power reserve. Offered in attractive overall condition with a silvery dial and black Arabic numerals in Bauhaus style, it further boasts an unpolished case with sharp case edges and bevels.

  • Artist Biography

    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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941

Ref. 5045-14
A fine stainless steel wristwatch with center seconds

Circa 1954
37mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$23,000 - 38,000 
€2,500-4,100
$2,900-4,900

Sold for HK$32,760

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi

Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031

[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020