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Important Wristwatches, Watches & Clocks

Geneva, Hotel Des Bergues, October 17, 1992

LOT 463

A. Lange & Sôhne, Glashütte, B/Dresden, No. 40266, circa 1900. Extremely fine and rare 18 ct. pink gold, hunting cased, keyless minute repeating, moon phase astronomical watch, with perpetual calendar and single button split second chronograph.

C. Four body, massive, Louis XV, polished. Gold cuvette. D. Six piece white enamel, with Arabic numerals, red Arabic minute and chronograph rings, subsidiary dials for the days of the week, the months of the leap year cycle, the date and the subsidiary seconds with inner moon phase aperture. Gold Louis XV hands. M. Glazed,19"', nickel plated, three quarter plate, with diamond spotted decoration, 32 jewels in gold screwed settings, gold straight line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, Breguet balance spring with a swan neck micrometric index. Repeating on gongs with slide in the band. The split second chronograph with a visible work, the single push piece in the band. Signed on the dial and case, numbered on the movement. In excellent condition. Diam. 60 mm.

C. Four body, massive, Louis XV, polished. Gold cuvette.
D. Six piece white enamel, with Arabic numerals, red Arabic minute and chronograph rings, subsidiary dials for the days of the week, the months of the leap year cycle, the date and the subsidiary seconds with inner moon phase aperture. Gold Louis XV hands.

CHF 220,000 - 250,000

Sold: CHF 226,250



Notes

The split second chronograph is operated by a single button, performing the functions: start/split/stop/reset. This watch is described and illustrated in Martin Hubert: Die Uhren von A. Lange & Sdhne, Glashütte/Sachsen, pages 36-37.