Lange & Söhne made only six examples of a quarter repeater with dead seconds. Production of this complication began in 1878 and finished in 1910 (see Reinhard Meis, A. Lange & Söhne Watchmakers of Dresden Vol II, 2012, p. 256). The present piece contains the second iteration of the dead-seconds complication, where the mechanism resided at the top of the three-quarter plate, and could be driven from the third wheel via a train.
The gold case is a high quality custom made replacement - its construction has been carefully and expertly devised to incorporate the complex case functions: the pusher within the crown both opens the case as well starting and stopping the centre seconds whilst the cover is open. The case also has to accommodate the repeating slide and lever that allows the hands to be adjusted.
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