Longines 13ZN*** 18K Yellow Gold*** 1940's
LONGINES 13ZN Chronograph 18K Yellow Gold, 1945
Serial: 6889745 / Matching mvt 6889745
Circa: 1945
Reference No.: 5094

DIAL: Silver dial with red & blue printing. Tachymeter base 1000 printed in blue on the dial. Telemeter printed in red on the dial.

CASE: 38mm, 18K yellow gold, snap back

MOVEMENT: Longines Calibre 13ZN, column wheel chronograph, 17 jewels

BRACELET: Not specified

CONDITION REPORT: The watch is in overall good condition, the dial has some traces of aging in the registers. The watch is all original. The movement is in working order at the time of the description.

NOTES: According to the Longines archives, this watch bearing a 13ZN movement was delivered to Switzerland in 1945.

Longines was known throughout the 1940’s, 50’s and early 60’s for manufacturing some of the finest in-house chronograph movements in Switzerland. In the opinion of many collectors, 13ZN and the subsequent 30CH, are the best in terms of technology and quality. The 13ZN caliber gave way to the 30CH chronograph, which was a slightly upgraded (though somewhat less desirable now) in-house chronograph, before Longines ceased the production of in-house chronographs in the late 1960s.