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

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Adolf Schneider, Glashütte & Dresden
A GOLD OPEN-FACED KEYLESS LEVER WATCH CIRCA 1886, NO. 2518
Movement: decoratively engraved nickel ¾ plate, gold lever and escape wheel, jewels carried in screwed gold chatons, bi-metallic compensation balance, decoratively gilt engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, signed and numbered Ad. Schneider, Glashütte bei Dresden, no.2518
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, sunken subsidiary seconds
Case: 18ct pink gold, polished covers, the back with engraved monogram, plain polished gold cuvette, case maker's mark M. F. & Co., case back and cuvette numbered 2518
diameter 51mm
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Catalogue Note

Adolf Schneider married Emma Gutkaes, the youngest daughter of his former master, and established his own company in Glashütte in 1851. At the beginning of his solo career, he specialised in producing key-wound watches, but transitioned to creating stem-wound pieces after Lange patented a stem-wind system in 1866.  

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

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Geneva