Longines - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: Longines
    Year: 1942
    Reference No: 5009, batch number 21922
    Movement No: 6’291’164
    Model Name: Anti-Magnetique
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 13ZN, 17 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Suede
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, and movement signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by Longines Extract from the Archives confirming the sale of the watch on July 21, 1942 to Ostersetzer, the Longines agent in Italy.
    Provenance: START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronograph: Geneva Auction May 14, 2016

  • Provenance

    START-STOP-RESET: 88 Epic Stainless Steel Chronograph: Geneva Auction May 14, 2016

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present lot is distinguished by its large case and stunning aesthetics that make it one of the most attractive vintage chronograph watches one could hope to own. Its two-tone silvered dial is timeless and masculine, yet at the same time, utterly beautiful and practical, with oversized registers and a blue outer tachymeter scale.

    Housing the prestigious Longines caliber 13ZN with fly-back mechanism, it boasts an equally high-grade movement that is considered by many scholars to be amongst the ultimate chronograph calibers in terms of sophistication, design, and finish.

    Combined with its oversized case, outstanding state of preservation, and uncompromised quality, the example presented here is a true treasure for discerning collectors of vintage watches.

  • 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. 5009, batch number 21922
An extremely rare and very attractive stainless steel fly-back chronograph wristwatch with two-tone silvered dial, black markers, and blue tachymeter scale

37mm Diameter
Case, dial, and movement signed.

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $53,340

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The New York Watch Auction: X

New York Auction 8 - 9 June 2024