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Hong Kong, Dec 05, 2021

LOT 183

Pocket watch, patented independent dead seconds stop-watch mechanism; 18K yellow gold

HKD 25,000 - 45,000

EUR 2,900 - 5,100 / CHF 3,000 - 5,400 / USD 3,300 - 5,800

Sold: HKD 125,000

18K yellow gold, open-face, keyless-winding, round-shaped, pocket watch, with subsidiary seconds at 6 and one horological complication:
· Independent dead seconds stop-watch (activated by the single push-piece located on the crown)
“Lucia”-type case with polished case-back.
White enamel dial with radial Roman numerals; blued steel “Pear” hands.
Movement 19’’’, ¾ plate, gilded brass, going barrel, 21 jewels, screwed-chatons (setting), Lange gold straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic compensated balance with gold poising screws and blued steel hairspring with terminal curve, polished steel index-regulator; patented independent dead seconds stop-watch mechanism work on the top plate.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3


Movement: 3*


Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 3-01


HANDS Original

Brand A. Lange & Sohne, Glashütte b/Dresden

Model made for Frederico Krüssmann & Cia, Relogio de Precisão, Rio-de-Janeiro (Brazil)

Year Circa 1885

Movement No. 18 117

Case No. 18 117

Diameter 54 mm

Caliber 19’’’, Lange gold straight-line lever escapement

Signature Movement; Dial and Cuvette (by the retailer)

Accessories Original fitted box, original certificate (blank), copy of invention patent


Movement based on the German invention patent No. 182, delivered on August 3, 1877, to A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte b/Dresden, for a “Sekundenwerk mit springendem Zeiger” (Second movement with jumping hand).