1945 Longines "Doppia Lancetta" cal. 13zn-12

Product no.: LO160121


If you are reading this, you probably know what a "Doppia Lancetta" is. If not, this is one of very, very few produced variations of the legendary 13zn movement with central minute recording hand. That's why there are two recording hands in the center.

Those were produced in probably just a very few hundreds, all with considerably large cases, mainly as pilots flyback chronos. This one comes with the rare square buttons and two dials: the original dial with arabic numerals that has been refurbished by Longines and a refurbished rare roman numerals dial.

This particular watch has been with Longines for nearly a year for a complete restoration. It comes with an extract from the archives, that shows that it was sold in 1945 in Switzerland,  with the original Longines works warranty and the replaced parts (crown, pushers, wheels etc.).

The condition of the watch we describe as "fine". This is a combination of excellent for the movement, which is completely restored and working perfectly and a fair for the case which has seen some polishing and has some pitting on the caseback. Also the dial that has been redone in St. Imier has its impact on the condition. In contrast to many other vintage watches, these are all about rarity and the fantastic movement and less about the untouched dial and the unpolished case.  

However, all this will be reflected in the price. The last one that we've seen sold for 87000$ at Phillips in May 16 and it's absolutely clear that prices will rise constantly. We set our price at less than half of this selling price and target a fair CHF 32000.00. We are also open to trades up or down.

Please don't hesitate to contact us for more info.


Additional product information

Model/Modell/Modèle: Doppia Lancetta Flyback Chronograph
Year / Jahr / Année: 1945
Reference / Referenz / Référence: 23021
Serial Number / Serienummer / Numéro de Série: 6889774
Case / Gehäuse / Boîtier (1-10): stainless steel (6)
Movement / Werk / Mouvement: excellent cal. 13zn-12 Chronograph in perfect working condition
Winding / Aufzug / Remontage: manual
Dial / Zifferblatt / Cadran: excellent original arabic numeral dial that has been refurbished by Longines and an extra rare, silver roman numeral dial with some imperfections in the lacquer
Bezel / Lünette / Lunette: steel
Crystal / Glas / Verre: new crystal reproduced for this watch by Longines
Bracelet / Armband / Bracelet: Longines croco leather strap with steel buckle
Diameter / Durchmesser / Diamètre: 39.5mm
Serviced / Revidiert / Révisé: Yes
Accessoires: extract from archive, invoice with warranty

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