Longines Single Button Flyback Chronograph

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Incredible near mint condition Longines single button chronograph caliber 12.68Z with stunning original factory printed dial.  Features constant center seconds with stop/hack setting by depressing the button half way down as well as center (blue steel hand) continuous 60-minute counter.  When the button is fully depressed both hands fly back to 12:00 and when released start the chronograph function counting again.  Extremely rare to find this watch in this condition.  Recently serviced and in excellent working condition.

Style: Chronograph, Sport

Circa: 1948

Case: Sharp gold filled case with straight rectangular lugs and vertical sides.  Signed inside Longines Wittnauer Watch Co Inc., New York Geneve Montreal, 10k Gold filled L&K, 2251.  No wear through at all can be seen on the lugs or button which is a very rare find for this model Longines Chrono.  Measures 31mm in diameter excluding the crown.  18mm strap.

Dial: Incredible near mint factory printed dial with outer printed minute track, red marker at 12:00, gold applied number and small seconds at 6:00.  Signed Longines Patent, Swiss.

Movement: Famous Longines caliber 12.68Z in superb overall condition, recently serviced and running well.  Breguet style hairspring, rare incabloc system on the balance and fascinating double flyback hammer lever to reset both the central chronograph hand as well as the minute counter hand.  Signed Longines Watch Co Swiss, 17 Jewels, Brevet+, Unadjusted.