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August Bacher, Stuttgart
A FINE GOLD OPEN-FACED DUPLEX CALENDAR WATCH WITH MOON PHASES AND RETROGRADE SECTORS FOR SECONDS, DAYS AND MONTH CIRCA 1830
Movement: unsigned gilded ½ plate, duplex escapement, plain three-arm steel balance, large ruby jewels
• Dial: white enamel, subsidiary time dial, two further subsidiary dials with gold hands for date and moon phases, three retrograde sectors for seconds, days and months (the months running from right to left)
Case: gold, the back engraved with flowers and foliage, pendant and bezels chased and engraved with flowers and foliage, milled band, gilt-metal cuvette with apertures and directional for winding and handset, signed Bacher Hofuhrmacher [court watchmaker] in Stuttgart, additionally engraved à Paris, case back numbered 7386 and with maker's mark IN incuse
diameter 54mm
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Provenance

Dr. H. Crott Auktionen No.43 Frankfurt, 27 April 1991, lot 199

Catalogue Note

August Bacher is listed by J. Abeler in Meister der Uhrmacherkunst, 1977, p.50.

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

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Geneva