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Lot No. 282* (91st Auction)
Minerva, "Rechlin 850001", Movement No. 1503041, Case No. 446468, Ref. 362, 45 mm, circa 1930

An aviator's early and rare, large single button chronograph with 30 min. counter
Case: steel, push back with engraving "Rechlin 850001". Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, auxiliary seconds, 30 min. counter, red tachy scale, blued Éventail hands. Movm.: bridge movement, Minerva calibre, rhodium plated, ground, fine matted chronograph steel parts, ratchet wheel, monometallic screw balance.

The Rechlin testing grounds on the south-eastern banks of the river Müritz near Rechlin was the main testing site for aircrafts in the German Reich from 1926 until 1945.
Its story began in 1916 when the German Army began planning a testing and training institution near the river Müritz. However, Rechlin was only built up to be a testing ground with the inclusion of the Rechlin-Lärz airfield during the National Socialist era; it was the most important testing site of the German Luftwaffe in the Third Reich. The results of the tests and the work of the engineers in Rechlin between 1926 and 1945 had a long-lasting effect on aeronautical development and supported its progress over the years..
Source: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Erprobungsstelle_Re​chlin, as of 03/24/2015
Estimate  2,400 - 6,000 €

Price Realised  4,100 €
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