1940 Longines oversized 13zn chronograph ref. 3756
Founded in 1832, the house of Longines has a strong place in the watch industry for its watches and movements that are still iconic, reliable and precise today.
This was particularly the case in 1936, when Longines released the caliber 13ZN, the first chronograph mechanism with flyback function and two pushers. This chronograph was specially designed for pilots who needed easy handling for start/stop and zero setting.
Aesthetically, this piece is extremely special and tasteful. It features a large and very crisp 18k gold case with facetted lugs, a superb 2-tones dial, with two blue scales, one circumferential telemetric and the other spiral tachometric and centered. It is elegantly dressed with baton hands, painted Arabic numeral indexes. It shows light traces of wear relatively justified by its age but is overall in an excellent condition.
According to Longines Archive Department, the watch was invoiced on 12 September 1940 to the company Ostersetzer, agent for Italy.
Case materialYellow Gold 18ct
CaseExcellent, strong lines
DialGood for the age and the model.
HandsOriginal, nice condition
AccessoriesExtract from the Archives