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Lot No. 84
Lot No. 84
Estimate  12,000 - 15,000 €
Price Realised  17,500 €
This is a lot of the last auction!

A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte i/SA

, Movement No. 61403, Case No. 61403, 53 mm, 103 g, circa 1917

A fine Glashuette pocket watch with independent jumping seconds mechanism "seconde morte", sold in 1917 for the sum of 767 Marks - manufactured in quality 1A

Case: 18k gold, case design "Royal". Dial: enamel. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, applied "seconde morte"-mechanism, gold screw compensation balance.

Jumping seconds mechanism or "seconde morte"
Lange felt that the readability of the jumping auxiliary seconds was not satisfactory in a pocket watch, so he started following another course. By 1867 he had designed a mechanism which allowed an independent large central seconds hand to jump every second. The hand had a stop device but could not be reset to zero. 1877 his sons filed a patent for a slightly modified version of A. Lange's mechanism (no. 182). This seconds mechanism on a 3/4 plate created a precision watch which had the indication system of an astronomical pendulum clock but was portable.
Source: Reinhard Meis "A. Lange & Söhne" published by Callwey, Munich 1997, p. 238.
Case: very good, a dent
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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