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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 254

LONGINES, REF. 5161, OVERSIZE CENTRAL MINUTE COUNTER CHRONOGRAPH, RETAILED BY CUERVO Y SOBRINOS, PINK GOLD A large and extremely rare, manual wind, 18k pink gold central counter chronograph with pulsation scale.

Brand Longines

Reference Ref. 5161

Year Sold to Cuervo Y Sobrinos in 1947

Numbers Case N. 7'012'873, Movement N. 7'012'873

Caliber 13 ZN

Dimensions 39 mm.

Signature Dial, Case and Movement.

Accessories Longines extract from the archives

CHF 10,000 - 15,000

HKD 80,000 - 120,000 / USD 10,000 - 15,000

Sold: CHF 18,750

Grading System


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-8*


Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

HANDS Original


The gold version of the reference 5161 is an extremely rare timepiece. Housed in a wonderful 39 mm.case, it is equipped with the legendary 13ZN with a central-minute counter for the chronograph. Probably made as a special order for a doctor, it is even more unusual by the fact that it has the retailers signature confirmed by the extract delivered to Cuba.