Longines - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1928
    Movement No: 4’569’091
    Case No: 4’569’091
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 19.73N, 18 jewels
    Dimensions: 52mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, cuvette and movement signed
    Accessories: Delivered with a Longines Extract from the Archives confirming its manufacture of the present timepiece and its subsequent date of invoice on 27th September 1928 to Italy.

  • Catalogue Essay

    As mechanical precision instruments, individual collectors view timepieces from a multitude of perspectives, including two of the most important, the skill and workmanship of the intricate movement, and aesthetic design. The present Longines open face chronograph watch with multi-scale is the epitome of these two perspectives. The dial has a modern appeal featuring the blue tachymeter scale on the outer edge for the calculation of speed, red telemeter scale on the inner side for distance calculation, and graduated pulsometer in between. Opening the cuvette one sees the plates, bridges, gears and wheels with the movement the heart of the watch and the driving force for precision timekeeping.

    In excellent overall condition, this Longines timepieces is a wonderful chronograph and ideal for the passionate collector who values form and function as equal partners.

  • 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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A rare and fine yellow gold chronograph pocket watch with multi-scale enamel dial and Breguet numerals

52mm diameter
Case, dial, cuvette and movement signed

HK$24,000 - 50,000 

Sold for HK$30,240

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021