17 November 2008,
Price realised CHF 5,625
Estimate CHF 4,000 - CHF 6,000
Longines. A fine and early 18K gold single button chronograph wristwatch with enamel dial
Signed Longines, retailed by Pérusset & Didisheim, no. 5'016'556, manufactured in 1932
Cal. L 13.33 Z nickel-finished lever movement, 17 jewels, the white enamel dial with Arabic numerals, blued steel moon-style hands, two subsidiary dials indicating constant seconds and 30 minutes register, in circular case with downturned lugs, hinged back, chronograph mechanism operated through the crown, case stamped P & D for Pérusset & Didisheim and numbered, dial signed Longines, movement signed Longines and numbered
34 mm. diam.
New York +1 212 636 2000
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According to the Archives of Montres Longines Francillon SA, the present watch was sold to Pérusset & Didisheim in Buenos Aires in 1932.
Its case is stamped P&D for Pérusset & Didisheim, Longines' agent for Argentina.