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

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A. Helwig, Glashütte
A MODEL OF A CONSTANT FORCE ESCAPEMENT 1927
Movement: varnished brass, going barrel, constant force escapement with two pivoted detents for locking, twin escape wheels, free-sprung bi-metallic compensation balance with timing screws, signed A. Helwig, 1927, Glashütte i.S. Deutsche Uhrmacherschüle 
Case: wooden base, perspex dome
Accompaniments: winding key
diameter 210mm
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Provenance

Professor Thomas Engel
Antiquorum Geneva, Professor Thomas Engel Collection - Part 1, 11 November 2001, lot 333

Catalogue Note

Alfred Helwig (1886-1974) served as the Director of Deutschen Uhrmacherschüle from 1913 until his retirement. In 1927, he made the present lot, a constant force escapement model. In the same year he made his legendary flying tourbillon watch.

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

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Geneva