Uhrenfabrik Union Glashütte in Sachsen, Movement No. 44183, Case No. 44183, 57 mm, 166 g, circa 1902
A very fine, large and heavy Glashuette minute repeating hunting case pocket watch with chronograph manufactured in quality 1A - with original box Case: 18k rose gold, tiered, polished, engraved monogram "FZ", à goutte, gold dome with presentation engraving: "Herrn F. Zschiegner zur Erinnerung gewidmet von Max Ziegra, Berlin, August 1902", pusher for chronograph at "12", slide for repeating mechanism, glazed movement. Dial: enamel, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. counter, gold Louis XV hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, screwed gold chatons, finely ground and bevelled chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, 2 hammers / 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance, very finely engraved balance cock, index spring fine adjusting device, gold lever and escape wheel, chatoned diamond endstone on balance.
Friedrich Zschiegner Zschiegner was a theatre director and the inventor of a novel aerial dance act "Human Birds".
Max Ziegra (1852-1923) Max Ziegra was a German genre painter and amateur photographer. He studied at the academies of Dresden and Weimar and took part in exhibitions in Vienna in 1882 and Berlin in 1879 to 1790.
Described and illustrated in "100 Jahre Uhrenindustrie in Glashütte von 1845 bis 1945" by Reinhard Meis, Munich 2011, page 412.
Estimate 45,000 - 55,000 €
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