Longines, Ref. 7414, sold to the Longines spanish agent in 1968. 18K pink gold wristwatch with "Retour en Vol" chronograph, register, tachometer and telemeter and a Longines buckle. Accompanied by Longines archive's extract.
Case: Three-body, polished, concave lugs, inclined bezel, snap-on case back, square chronograph buttons. 18kt Pink Gold.
Dial: Silver with applied gold baton indexes, subsidiary guilloche dials for the seconds and the 30-minute register, inner 1/5th seconds/minute track, outer red telemeter scale and outermost blue tachometer scale. Pink gold baton hands.
Movement: Cal. 30CH, rhodium plated, 18 jewels, straight line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self compensating Breguet balance spring, index regulator.
Serial Nr.: 139XXXXX
Diameter: 36mm Thickness: 12mm
Introduced in 1947, the calibre 30CH was the successor to the legendary 13ZN. The movement took many of the qualities of its predecessor but better adapted to the post war era needs. This movement was to be the last chronograph movement developed in-house by Longines. It is aesthetically a beautiful movement which was fitted with classic column wheel and nice finish. The movement is sometimes made with a flyback complication as our watch.
This reference 7414 with a beautiful sunburst dial which contrast with a blue telemeter scale and red second marking can work with both a suit and jeans. It retains its original buckle. The watch has an interesting pedigree; it was originally sold in Spain in 1968.