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Geneva, Nov 14, 2009

LOT 18

Steel Flyback Cal 30CH Longines, Flyback Chronograph, No. 12895250, case No. 7413 3 58. Made in the 1960's. Fine and rare, water-resistant, antimagnetic, stainless steel wristwatch with round button fly-back chronograph, register, telemeter, tachometer and a stainless steel Longines buckle. Accompanied by a Longines fitted box.

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

USD 5,000 - 7,000 / EUR 3,400 - 4,700

Sold: CHF 5,760

C. Three-body, polished and brushed, lapidated lugs, inclined bezel, screwed-down case back. D. Satine silver with applied yellow gold baton indexes, outer 1/5th seconds track with 5-minute/seconds Arabic numerals, subsidiary dials for the second and the 30-minute register, outer red telemeter scale and outermost tachometer scale. Yellow gold baton hands. M. Cal. 30CH, rhodium-plated, fausses cotes decoration, 18 jewels, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating blued steel Breguet balance spring, shock absorber, index regulator. Dial, case and movement signed. Diam. 38 mm. Thickness 12 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: A


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original


Caliber 30CH: Made in 1947, 13 ¼ ??? with 18.000 bhp. It was developed between 1944 and 1947 to replace the former Longines caliber, 13ZN, due to its expensive production costs. This is the last wristwatch chronograph caliber made by Longines in Saint Imier.