Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jun 01, 2024

LOT 108


HKD 100,000 - 180,000

EUR 11,900 - 21,400 / CHF 11,600 - 20,900 / USD 12,800 - 23,100

Sold: HKD 325,000

A fine and very rare, 18k yellow gold, manual wind wristwatch with long red central minute register hand, two subsidiary dials and snap on caseback.

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-6-8-01

Very good

Slightly oxidized

Slightly scratched

HANDS Original

Brand Longines

Reference 5161

Year circa 1944

Movement No. 6738368

Case No. 6738368

Bracelet 18K yellow gold Longines buckle

Diameter 39mm.

Caliber 13ZN

Weight 56gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories extract from the archives dated 12 Mar, 2024


Antiquorum is delighted to offer this exceptional Longines Ref 5161 at our Hong Kong auction, featuring the iconic 13ZN movement, encased in 18K yellow gold, exuding a sense of vintage charm and paired with a yellow gold color dial . It remains in superb condition, with a preserved case, and the hallmarks on the back of the lugs are both clear and deep. The original yellow gold dial shows some oxidation and light scratches, attesting to its authentic vintage character.

This example comes with an extract from the archives dated March 12, 2024, which confirms that the watch was invoiced on September 14, 1944, to the company Wirth, Longines’s agent in Switzerland at the time. This watch is not just a gem for collectors but also a treasure for any watch aficionado. Seize the opportunity to acquire a piece of Longines’s illustrious history.


Property of an Asian collector