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

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Czapek & Cie, à Genève
A RARE AND INTERESTING GOLD HUNTING CASED WATCH WITH INDICATION FOR DAY COMBINED WITH 8-DAY POWER RESERVE CIRCA 1850, NO. 3430
Movement: gilded, twin mainspring barrels with tandem winding, lever escapement, 19 jewels, bi-metallic compensation balance, curved regulator index, signed beneath the dial LeCoultre Genève
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, two sunken subsidiary dials, the left for constant seconds, the right divided in half and with double ended single hand indicating days of the week to the left and power reserve to the right, blued steel hands, the hour hand with fleur-de-lys terminal
Case: gold, engine-turned covers, the front with monogrammed cartouche, milled band, gold cuvette engraved with movement details and signed and numbered Czapek & Cie, Genève, no.3430
diameter 48mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Geneva, 16 October 2005, lot 175

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a certificate from Czapek & Cie.

This reference 3430 pocket watch was created in the 1850s by François Czapek, during the early days of the company. The watch's long duration movement and elegant dial design, with its unusual subsidiary dial combining days of the week and power reserve indication, has inspired the recently resurrected brand and their similarly configured Quai des Bergues range.

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

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Geneva