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

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Moritz Grossmann, Dresden
A GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH MADE FOR THE SOUTH AMERICAN MARKET CIRCA 1880 NO. 4329
Movement: decoratively engraved nickel ¾ plate, gold lever, bi-metallic compensation balance, diamond-set endstone, movement signed and numbered M. Grossmann, Dresden, no.4329
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, blued steel hands, subsidiary seconds, signed M. Grossmann, Dresden
Case: 18ct gold, highly chased and engraved on both sides with floral motifs and monopodiums with griffin heads, gold cuvette signed and numbered M. Grossmann, 4329 

diameter 53mm
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Catalogue Note

Carl Moritz Grossmann, a visionary watchmaker, trained under both Gutkaes and Lange. Grossman  worked for a short time for Lange in the early days of the firm.  He opened his own business in Glashütte  on Lange's advice in 1852 and established a reputation not only as a watchmaker, but also as an accomplished writer. His work as a technical writer helped spread the popularity of Lange's inventions, which led to their subsequent adoption by the reigning Swiss watchmaking industry. Grossman was a driving force behind the Deutsch Uhrmacher Schule in Glashütte and became the Chair of the school in 1878.

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

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Geneva