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Lot No. 40*
Estimate  22,000 - 35,000 €
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A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte i/SA

, Movement No. 210445, Cal. 48-1, 65 mm, circa 1940

An extremely rare, important deck watch for the Waffen-SS "Messbatterie" - ordered by the SS-Führungshauptamt in Berlin - purpose-built watch with seconds' device in mirror writing and flying fifths of a seconds indication with original oversized leather strap

Case: platinin, matted grey, push back. Dial: matted black, luminous Arabic/Roman numerals, centre seconds, outer minute scale 5-55, inner hour scale in mirror writing 5-55, fifths of a seconds' indication, extended devices at 15 and 45, luminous blued steel lance hands.

Navigation watch of the Waffen-SS (M-B) - Deck watch for the SS "Messbatterie"
In 1940 the Waffen-SS ordered the company Lange & Soehne to develop a deck watch for the "Messbatterie", based on the Luftwaffe watch B but with a larger diameter. For photographic purposes the seconds numerals were to be added in mirror writing too. After some silver-cased prototypes, ten watches per month were to be delivered starting in March 1941. According to the document at hand Lange & Soehne produced 22 of these watches in nickel-plated cases and with a diameter of 65 mm in 1943.
Lit.: "Militäruhren" by Konrad Knirim, Essen 2002, page 452.
Case: very good, slightly worn
Dial: very good, slightly oxydized, small restaurations
Movm.: very good, capable of running, cleaning recommended

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