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Rare Longines Stainless Steel 13ZN "Fly-back" Chronograph Wristwatch

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3147M
Lot:
94
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Auction:
Clocks, Watches & Scientific Instruments - 3147M
Location:
Marlborough
Date / Time :
October 05, 2018 10:00AM

Description:

Rare Longines Stainless Steel 13ZN "Fly-back" Chronograph Wristwatch, c. 1947, caliber 13ZN manual-wind movement reference 5415, arabic numeral repainted dial with blued-steel leaf hands, engine-turned subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, two round chronograph buttons, snap-back case with case marked "92/7222720," dia. 38 mm.

Provenance: Copy of certificate from Longines stating that this watch was invoiced on October 27, 1947, to Longines-Wittnauer, purchased by Ben Somoroff, noted 20th century still life photographer.

Note: Longines was one of very few manufacturers making in-house chronograph movements, and the first company to produce the "fly-back" movement, meaning you are not required to stop the chronograph before resetting it via the 2 o'clock and 4 o'clock pushers. Longines first produced the manual-wind 13ZN mechanical chronograph in 1936, the first to be supplied with the now famous "fly-back" function.


Estimate $15,000-18,000

currently running, all functions functioning, clean concentric turned sub dials, dial repainted, needs new gasket, case needs cleaning. new rubber strap


The absence of a condition statement does not imply that the lot is in perfect condition or completely free from wear and tear, imperfections or the effects of aging. Condition requests can be obtained via email (lot inquiry button) or by telephone to the appropriate gallery location (Boston/617.350.5400 or Marlborough/508.970.3000). Any condition statement given, as a courtesy to a client, is only an opinion and should not be treated as a statement of fact. Skinner Inc. shall have no responsibility for any error or omission.

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Ben Somoroff, Chronograph, Clothing, Culture, Horology, Longines, Luxury brands, Omega Bullhead, Omega watches, The Swatch Group, Watches