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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 HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH REGISTER CIRCA 1895, NO. 32813
Movement: 1a quality, 19''' 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, 32813
Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals with minute ring above and red Arabic 5-minute markers, outer chronograph track calibrated for fifths, sunken centre and two sunken subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, gold Louis XV style hands, signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte B/Dresden
Case: "Louis XV" 18ct pink gold, polished covers, case opened via pusher through crown, the chronograph activated via the crown's pusher whilst the cover is open, slide for hand-set beneath the bezel at 4 o'clock, plain polished gold cuvette, covers and cuvette signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte, back cover and cuvette numbered 32813, front cover numbered 13 
diameter 54mm
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Literature

Martin Huber, Die Uhren von A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte Sachsen, 1988, p.173
Martin Huber, Die Lange Liste, 2000, pp. 140-145 table 42
Reinhard Meis, A. Lange & Söhne The Watchmakers of Dresden vol II, 2012, p. 238, figs. 763-764

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a certificate of origin from the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, Glashütte confirming the date of sale on 19th March 1895 to H. Robberg, Nachf. P. Steinert, Zwickau/Sachsen for 684.-M. 

Hunting cased chronographs, like the present piece, have slight differences in their movements when compared to open-faced chronographs manufactured by Lange.  While the chronograph function is simply the mirror image of the chronograph function in open-faced watches, the movement in the hunting cased watches has the barrel to the right of the winding stem. The crown of the earlier pieces both opened the cover and activated the chronograph, as seen here. Later hunting cased chronographs were operated by a separate button in the case band.

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

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Geneva