Uhrenfabrik Union Glashütte in Sachsen, Movement No. 43214, Case No. 43214, 61 mm, 215 g, circa 1895
An important, unique and heavy Glashuette hunting case pocket watch with quarter hour / hour self strike - "Grande Sonnerie" - with original box and original certificate Case: 18k rose gold, glazed movement. Dial: enamel. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, gold screw compensation balance, 2 hammers / 2 gongs.
This striking pocket watch no. 43214 was produced on June 7, 1895, only two years after the establishment of the watch manufactory Union in Glashütte – we could call it a kind of "warm-up" for the two timepieces that should come only two numbers later: the famous 400 g Glashütte anniversary watch no. 43216 and her equally remarkable sister no. 43216.5. This piece was originally designed as exhibit for the anniversary exhibition "50 Jahre Glashütter Uhrenfertigung" (50 years of watchmaking in Glashütte), where it was intended to demonstrate the performance and achievements of the Union watch company. The watch was priced at a hefty 2,400 goldmarks. The 18K gold case weighed 138.95 g and the ebauche had been supplied by Louis Elysse Piguet. The movement was then finished in Glashütte and fitted with the new gold lever escapement Professor Ludwig Strasser had developed and first presented in the magazine "Deutsche Uhrmacherzeitung" on January 1, 1890. This is a truly unique timepiece, there is no other like it.
Kindly supported by Mr. Bernd Schaarschmidt
Estimate 100,000 - 150,000 €
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