Coming across a watch such as this vintage, circa 1936, Longines chronograph, is truly a rare event, even for us.
At first glance, this Longines is nothing short of a superbly crafted timepiece in an oversized, 38 mm stainless steel case, with an alternating satin and mirror finish.
The stepped bezel adds to the sculpted appearance, which gracefully surrounds the original and patinaed two-register chapter dial, with original feuille hands. Turning the watch over, you’ll notice the stepped, screw-in case back with (3) tool notches, which is also unique to this watch.
What makes this chronograph a legend and extremely collectable, however, is its movement. The Longines Caliber 13ZN is the first chronograph movement ever to feature a "fly back" function!
The Longines caliber 13ZN represents a milestone in modern horology, and is one of the most sought after chronograph movements in the world. Naturally, it is also one of the rarest.
Serious chronograph collectors hunt these down for years…well here is an opportunity to end your quest!
The 17 jewel manual wind movement runs smoothly, keeping good time, and the chronograph properly resets to zero.
This exceptional watch is in mint + condition, and will be delivered on a matte black crocodile strap.