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Strömgren Og Olsen & Alexandre Hüning
A RARE AND INTERESTING SILVER OPEN-FACED ASTRONOMICAL DECK WATCH WITH INDICATIONS FOR SIDEREAL TIME AND EQUATION OF TIME WITH MAHOGANY DECK BOX CIRCA 1920, NO.558
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Strömgren Og Olsen & Alexandre Hüning
A RARE AND INTERESTING SILVER OPEN-FACED ASTRONOMICAL DECK WATCH WITH INDICATIONS FOR SIDEREAL TIME AND EQUATION OF TIME WITH MAHOGANY DECK BOX CIRCA 1920, NO.558
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Details & Cataloguing

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

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Strömgren Og Olsen & Alexandre Hüning
A RARE AND INTERESTING SILVER OPEN-FACED ASTRONOMICAL DECK WATCH WITH INDICATIONS FOR SIDEREAL TIME AND EQUATION OF TIME WITH MAHOGANY DECK BOX CIRCA 1920, NO.558
Movement: gilded unsigned, lever escapement, jewelled to the centre, wolf's tooth winding, bi-metallic compensation, swan-neck regulation, plain polished silver cuvette
• Dial: white enamel, outer ring for minutes and equation of time with Arabic five-minute markers, three sunken subsidiary dials for mean-time hours, sidereal 24-hours and subsidiary seconds, two central minute hands in gilt metal for mean-solar minutes and blued steel for equation, marked patent and signed and numbered Strömgren Og Olsen, no. 558 
Case: silver, polished covers, silver pendant and bow, maker's mark AH for Alexandre Hüning, cuvette and case back numbered 54319
Deck box: mahogany with fitted green baize lined interior, the lid with bevelled glass, retailer's plaque to the surround signed Cornelius Knudsen Kgl. Hof-Instrumentmager, Köbenhavn
diameter 60mm
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Provenance

Habsburg Feldman, Antiquorum Hong Kong, 29 & 30 May 1989, lot 324

Literature

K. Jensen, P. Darnell, Strömgren & Olsen deck watch, Klassik Uhren, March 2017, p. 6.

Catalogue Note

Alexandre Hüning SA, a watchmaking firm based in Geneva was known as a manufacturer of both plain and complicated watches. In 1905 and 1908, Hüning won the Geneva Observatory contest for the best watch. The present watch is made according to the patents obtained by Strömgren and Olsen - for a note on which, see lot 74. The deck box has a retailer's plaque for Cornelius Knudsen, a scientific instrument making company based in Copenhagen, a firm for which Jens Olsen worked as the workshop manager (see: Klassik Uhren, March 2017, p.6). Interestingly some similar examples of this watch are known with the Knudsen retailer's name upon the dial alongside those of Strömgren and Olsen.  

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

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Geneva