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Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte
A FINE PINK GOLD HALF-HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH REGISTER CIRCA 1910, NO. 61348
Movement: 1a quality, cal. 43 gilded ¾ plate, gold lever and escape wheel, bi-metallic compensation balance, decoratively engraved balance cock, precision swan-neck regulation, diamond endstone, some jewels carried in screwed gold chatons, chronograph mechanism partially visible to the backplate, signed and numbered A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte iSA, 61348
Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals with outer track calibrated for fifths and with Arabic 5-minute markers, sunken centre and two sunken subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, outer spiral scale calibrated for units-per-hour the rings of alternating red and black Arabic numerals, signed and numbered A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/Sachsen
Case: "Royal" 18ct pink gold, polished covers, the front with glazed aperture surrounded by blue enamel Arabic numerals, chronograph pusher to the band, slide for hand-set beneath the bezel at 4 o'clock, covers signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte, covers and cuvette numbered 61348
diameter 55mm
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Literature

Martin Huber, Die Uhren von A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte Sachsen, 1988, p. 173, table 29
Martin Huber, Die Lange Liste, 2000, pp. 140-154, table 42

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a certificate of origin from the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, Glashütte confirming the date of sale on 3rd March 1910 to Schwarz & Steiner, Wien  for 732.-M, and confirming the dial with kilometer division.

The present lot is an excellent example of the watchmaker's later chronographs where the user activates the chronograph through a pusher to the case band as opposed to the crown.

Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Geneva