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

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Geneva

François-Louis Godon, Paris
A RARE GOLD AND ENAMEL DOUBLE DIALLED WATCH WITH DATE AND WORLD TIME INDICATION CIRCA 1790
Movement: gilded full plate, cylinder escapement, plain flat balance, decoratively pierced and engraved balance bridge concealed beneath the centre of world time dial, regulation arm visible to edge of backplate, rounded pillars, fusee and chain, gilt metal dust ring, signed F. L. Godon, Ro. de Camara de S.M.C. (watchmaker to the catholic King of Spain)
Dials: mean time dial: white enamel, Arabic numerals, inner minute ring with Arabic numeral quarter hour divisions, outer date ring, gilt metal hour and minute hands, steel date indication hand, aperture for winding, signed F. L. Godon Ro de Camara de S.M.C. • world time dial: translucent blue enamel over engine-turned decoration, the edge marked with 48 cities, inner revolving disc with white enamel chapter ring, Roman numerals, centre with translucent blue enamel over engine turning, heightened with gold stars 
Case: gold, the bezels with opaque enamel heightened with translucent green and orange enamel, pusher through pendant to release sprung case catches
diameter 40.5mm
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Masterworks of Time: Adolf Lange, The Golden Era of Glashütte

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Geneva