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

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A. Lange, Dresden
A GOLD OPEN-FACED FREE-SPRUNG KEY WOUND LEVER WATCH CIRCA 1860 NO. 2441
Movement: 1a quality, frosted gilded ½ plate, gold lever and escape wheel, free-sprung bi-metallic compensation balance, decoratively engraved balance cock, diamond endstone, some jewels carried in screwed chatons, signed A. Lange, Dresden, no.2441 
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, outer minute ring, sunken subsidiary seconds, blued steel hands
Case: 18ct gold, engine-turned back and bezel, milled band, polished gold cuvette with engine-turned border, apertures for winding and handset, case back with maker's mark E.T. & Co., case back and cuvette numbered 2441 
diameter 51mm
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Catalogue Note

The present watch features Adolf Lange's first phase towards producing a standardized movement known as his two-thirds plate.  For further discussion of these movements, see Meis, A. Lange & Söhne, the Watchmakers of Dresden, Vol. II, 2012, pp. 48-51, figs. 112-115.

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

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Geneva