Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces.

Geneva, May 13, 2018

LOT 258

LONGINES, MINUTE-COUNTER CHRONOGRAPH, 13 ZN A fine and very rare, large, stainless steel manual wind chronograph wristwatch with military engraving.

CHF 15,000 - 25,000

HKD 120,000 - 200,000 / USD 15,000 - 25,000

Sold: CHF 30,000

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 3-8*


Slightly scratched

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-9-12-01




HANDS Original

Brand Longines

Reference Ref. 5699/23086

Year 1948

Numbers Case N. 6'964'570

Caliber 13ZN

Dimensions 40 mm.

Signature Dial, case and movement.

Accessories Longines extract from the archives


The "Doppio Lancetta" is one of the most iconic models made by Longines alongside their navigator watch, the Weems. Characterised by an oversize waterproof case and a large red chronograph hand that counts the minute, most of these models were delivered to the US through the Longines Wittnauer distributers. This example has the matching numbers on the caseback and the lugs, as it should be. It is further engraved 372E, which, according to our research indicates that after the watch was delivered it was issued to the 372nd Engineer group which was originally founded in 1928. A rare opportunity to acquire a military issued 5699 in completely original condition.