1948 Longines 13zn Flyback Jumbo 18k YG

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Since the late 1930s, the Longines 13ZN remains one of the most technologically advanced and beautiful movements ever produced. It is one of the first 100% in-house made chronograph calibers, which set position as a premier brand back in the mid-20th century. This particular piece is notable for a crisp oversized case made of 18k yellow gold measuring up to 38 mm without a crown and an attractive silver dial showing honest and charismatic aging.

Comes with extract of archives. Professionally serviced in December 2017. Technical warranty: 1 year.

Case:

  • 3-piece solid 18k yellow gold case with snap-on case back. High-polished finishing and faceted lugs.
  • Professionally polished to factory specs, showing no traces of use.
  • Engraving on the caseback - signature.
  • 38 mm (without crown) / 43mm (lug-to-lug) / 20mm (between lugs) 
  • Original yellow gold fluted crown. 
  • Service plexiglass crystal.

    Movement:

    • Manual-winding column wheel chronograph with flyback function
    • Caliber 13zn signed "Longines"
    • 17 Jewels, 18000 A/h, 44 hours of power reserve
    • Professionally serviced in December 2017.
    • Excellent condition.

    Dial:

    • Original untouched dial in fine condition showing minor aging and discoloration at sub-dials.
    • Signed "Longines" at 12 o’clock
    • Raised golden hour markers, raised Arabic numerals at 12 and 6 o'clock
    • Replacement hour and minute hands
    • Original chronograph hands

    Delivery set:

    • The watch with handmade calfskin strap and generic buckle.
    • Our company’s warranty certificate, invoice and general terms and conditions.

    Collections: Watches

    Category: Longines


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    It is always crucial to understand the size of the watch, especially when it comes to vintage watches which are generally considered as too small in comparison with what watch industry offers today. For example, the original Patek Philippe Calatrava introduced in the 1930s was only 31 mm in diameter, while today's classic Calatrava is 39 mm. When you think about 8 mm, it doesn't seem to be a big difference, but believe it is.

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