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A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte
A VERY FINE AND RARE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING DOUBLE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH REGISTER, MOON PHASES AND ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, SPARE GLASSES, SPRINGS AND PRESENTATION BOX CIRCA 1928, NO. 82003 TRIPLE COMPLICATION
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A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte
A VERY FINE AND RARE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING DOUBLE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH REGISTER, MOON PHASES AND ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, SPARE GLASSES, SPRINGS AND PRESENTATION BOX CIRCA 1928, NO. 82003 TRIPLE COMPLICATION
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte
A VERY FINE AND RARE GOLD HUNTING CASED KEYLESS LEVER PERPETUAL CALENDAR MINUTE REPEATING DOUBLE CHRONOGRAPH WATCH WITH REGISTER, MOON PHASES AND ORIGINAL CERTIFICATE, SPARE GLASSES, SPRINGS AND PRESENTATION BOX CIRCA 1928, NO. 82003 TRIPLE COMPLICATION
Movement: 1a quality, cal. 43 damascened German silver ¾ plate with polished steel chronograph and split second work visible above, gold lever and escape wheel, bi-metallic compensation balance, 44 jewels, diamond endstone, balance cock decoratively engraved with scrolling foliage, swan-neck regulation, signed and numbered A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte, no. 82003
Dial: white enamel with sunken centre, Arabic numerals with black minute ring above, outermost ring calibrated to fifths for chronograph seconds and with red Arabic 5-minutes/seconds divisions beneath, four sunken subsidiary dials for day, month with leap year cycle and 30-minute register, date and subsidiary seconds combined with aperture for moon phases, gilded Louis XV-style hands, signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA
Case:  "Louis XV" 18ct gold, polished covers, chronograph/split pushers and repeating slide to the band, gold slide beneath bezel between 11 and 12 o'clock to advance the day/date/month in tandem, gold slide beneath 8 o'clock to independently adjust the days of the week, short steel slide beneath bezel between 5 and 6 o'clock to advance moon phases, gold slide beneath 4 o'clock for hand-setting, glazed movement cover, plain polished gold cuvette, front and back covers signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte, covers and cuvette numbered 82003
Accessories: A. Lange & Söhne Certificate of Origin and fitted case including spare springs and spare crystals, the crystals wrapped in numbered papers
diameter 60.5mm
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Provenance

 Auktionen Dr. H. Crott, no.71, 19 November 2005, lot 556

Literature

Martin Huber, Die Uhren von A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte Sachsen, 1988, p. 181, table 66
Martin Huber, Die Lange Liste, 2000, pp. 218-219, table 74
Reinhard Meis, A. Lange & Söhne the Watchmakers of Dresden, Vol II, p. 284, figs. 931-932

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by a certificate of origin from the Deutsches Uhrenmuseum, Glashütte confirming the date of sale on 14th February 1928 to Johannes Quandt, Hamburg for 2800.-M

The present lot is one of approximately 15 perpetual calendar split seconds minute repeating chronograph watches known as the Triple Complicated pieces. A. Lange & Söhne produced these either with or without register from 1888 until 1924. Made in 1924, this piece was the last to be produced in the series. To the best of our knowledge, only six have appeared at auction.

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

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