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

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François-Louis Godon, Paris
A HIGHLY UNUSUAL GOLD COACH WATCH WATCH WITH FULL CALENDAR, AGE AND PHASE OF THE MOON CIRCA 1790
Movement: gilded full plate, verge escapement, flat three-arm balance, decoratively pierced and engraved balance bridge, fusee and chain, cylindrical pillars, silver regulation plate, gilt-metal dust cap, movement and dust cap signed F. L. Godon, Ro. de Camara de S.M.C. (watchmaker to the catholic King of Spain), further signed Godon around perimeter of movement amongst chased and engraved geometric decoration 
Dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, inner minute ring with Arabic 5-minute divisions, three subsidiary dials for date, day and month, aperture for moon age and phase with blue enamelled disc, blued steel hands with heart-form terminals, signed F. L. Godon, Ro. de Camara de S.M.C.
Case: polished pink gold, scooped bezels, hidden hinge
diameter 78mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Hong Kong, 26 May 1991, lot 131

Catalogue Note

Tardy notes in his Dictionnaire des Horlogers Français (1971, vol.1, p.263) that François-Louis Godon was a Master in 1787 and between 1789-90 was based at Rue de Valois-St-Honoré. Godon was watchmaker to the King of Spain.

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

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Geneva