1944 Longines Flyback Chronograph Cal. 13ZN
Whether it's a chronograph, diving watch, or a simple dress model, a Longines wristwatch never seems to disappoint. Longines' history is sprawling with an array of beautiful and functional watches, including military-issued timepieces, unique dress watches, and beautiful sports watches.
The Longines' legendary 13ZN movement was created in 1936, making it the very first flyback chronograph wristwatch movement ever produced, and is renowned as one of the best movements ever created. Needless to say, the 13ZN isn't just a must-have for any die-hard Longines collector but is horological royalty that paved the way for generations of ingenuity and experimentation of what was possible within the limited capacity of a wristwatch.
|2pc Handmade Leather Strap
The beautifully executed oversized stepped case is in exceptionally well-preserved condition, featuring also stepped, tear-drop lugs that exhibit signs of only minimal polishing in the past. The original square pushers are also in excellent condition. The unsigned crown is believed to remain original. The case back remains clean, free from any notable age or wear. The watch will come supplied on a 2pc handmade leather strap.
The obvious aging on the dial is a true and present indication of its originality, though for a dial of this age, its integrity remains exceptionally well-preserved and actually creates a charmingly beautiful aesthetic that could only be created from existing for its sum of 78 years. With almost all of its elements remaining fully intact, the warm dial acts as the perfect backdrop for the vividly blue hands that are also original to the watch.
None. The watch was recently serviced and is keeping time perfectly, backed by a 1-year warranty on accurate timekeeping.