The present watch is a very rare and attractive version of one of Longines’ legendary chronograph wristwatches. The breveted calibre 12.68 Z stop second features the flyback system which works as a reset function without the need to first stop the chronograph. The central minute register is replacing the usual small subsidiary chronograph counter, the red hand lighting up the dial by its bright and flamboyant colour.
The combination of the unusual and legendary calibre 12.68 Z stop second movement, the exceptionally beautiful original black dial and the excellent overall condition of the case render this watch an exceedingly rare trophy.
A similar watch bearing case order no. 23074-111 is illustrated in Longines Watches, by John Goldberger, pp. 142-143.