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Lot No. 2
Estimate  9,000 - 15,000 €
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A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte B/Dresden

, Movement No. 31228, Case No. 31228, Cal. 43, 52 mm, 113 g, circa 1893

A very rare Glashuette pocket watch with chronograph without minute hand, sold on March 24th, 1893 to company Robert Pleissner, Dresden for 605 marks - with Lange extract from the archives

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

This watch is recorded in "Die Lange-Liste" by Martin Huber, Munich 2000, p. 145.

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.
Case: very good
Dial: very good
Movm.: very good, capable of running

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