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

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Geneva

Leroy & Fils, Paris
A FINE GOLD HALF-HUNTING CASED LEVER WATCH WITH EUROPEAN TIME ZONES CIRCA 1870, NO.42787
Movement: damascened nickel, lever escapement, gold train, bi-metallic compensation balance
Dial: white enamel, Roman numerals, these painted beneath with 16 major European cities, rotating inner dial with inner Roman hour numerals and outer Arabic minute divisions, blued steel hands, marked Breveté S.G.D.G.
Case: plain polished half-hunting form with open aperture to the front, gold cuvette, locking slide for the crown which rotates the central hour/minute disc, cuvette engraved Leroy & Fils, Horlogers 114 & 115 Galerie de Valois, Palais Royal Paris FAE No. 42787 case and cuvette further numbered 5875 
diameter 49mm
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Provenance

Antiquorum Geneva, 11 November 2001, lot 115

Catalogue Note

The dial is marked with 16 European cities and is calibrated to show the time differences in hours and minutes between each. The central disc revolves via the crown which has a locking slide and can be adjusted to align 12 o'clock/60-minutes with the marked cities.  

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

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Geneva