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Lot No. 88
Lot No. 88
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A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte B/Dresden

, Movement No. 41197, Case No. 41197, Cal. 43, 53 mm, 110 g, circa 1898

An exquisite Glashuette pocket watch with chronograph and 30 min. counter, manufactured in quality 1A and sold for 895 marks to Huber Frères in Constantinople on March 31, 1898. With original box, and Lange extract from the archives and original blank certificate

Case: 18k pink gold, applied gold monogram. Dial: enamel. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, gold screw compensation balance.

In the early 1870's Richard Lange (1845-1932) started designing a new chronograph which had the mechanism above the train, so that the mechanism could be attached to a "normal" watch movement. The upper seconds bearing received a new bridge and acted as the bearing for the clutch lever. A central chrono wheel with an upper steel bridge was fed through the minute wheel and all levers and springs were highly ground and bevelled. The mechanism was operated by a pusher in the crown, with the sequence being start, stop and reset. The most basic version only had one chronograph hand, chronographs with minute counters were much more complicated.
Source: Reinhard Meis "A. Lange & Söhne" Edition Callwey, page 242.

This watch is recorded in "Die Lange-Liste" by Martin Huber, Munich 2000, p. 147.
Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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