A gentleman's present wristwatch with dedication engraving: "1. Preis für Seriensportwagen auf dem Nürburgring 3.8.1952" Case: 14k gold, push back with dedication engraving: "1. Preis für Seriensportwagen auf dem Nürburgring 3.8.1952". Dial: silvered, engine-turned. Movm.: bridge movement, Glucydur screw balance.
The anniversary "25 Jahre Nürburgring" (25 years Nürburgring) was commemorated with a beautifully organised celebration. The German Grand Prix was only offered for Formula 2 racing cars; however, as part of the social programme as many as four Mercedes 300 SL roadsters were ready to go. Without a strong competition the Mercedes cars ensured a quadruple win, with Hermann Lang (no. 21), Karl Kling (no. 24), Fritz Riess (no. 22) and Theo Helfrich (no. 23); their only true rival, French racer Manzon in Gondini, had dropped out of the race. Source: http://www.pro-steilstrecke.de/nordschleife/nuerburgring_nordschleife_1945_1954.php, as of 07/28/2016
Estimate 700 - 2,000 €
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