Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jun 01, 2024

LOT 106


HKD 100,000 - 180,000

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

Sold: HKD 487,500

A very fine and very extremely , stainless steel, manual wind chronograph wristwatch with long red central minute register hand, two subsidiary dials and screw caseback.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-10-18-01

Very good



HANDS Original

Brand Longines

Reference 5699

Year circa 1952

Movement No. 7024603

Case No. 23086 425

Diameter 39mm.

Caliber 13ZN

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories Extract from the Archives dated 27 Mar 2024


The Longines Ref 5699 is an exquisite flyback chronograph wristwatch that serves as a testament to the golden era of watchmaking. The Ref 5699 is distinguished by a striking red-colored center elapsed minute counter set against a classic silvered dial, showcasing Longines’s unparalleled attention to detail and craftsmanship. It is affectionately referred to by some collectors as «Doppia Lancetta», an Italian term that translates to «double hand», a nod to the watch’s distinctive chronograph feature.

This presented example is extremely rare, set apart by its unique order number 23086. Encased in stainless steel, it houses the renowned in-house manual Cal. 13ZN movement. In excellent condition overall, the case remains very sharp. Both the order number and case number are engraved with clarity and depth on the caseback and the back of the lug. The original dial exhibits some light oxidation. Furthermore, the Longines Extract from the Archives mentions that this watch, under the order number 23086, was produced in 1952 for the Longines-Wittnauer Watch Co., which was, at that time, Longines’s agent in the USA, adding to its rich provenance and collector’s value.


Property of an Asian collector