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Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

New York, Sep 14, 2011

LOT 137

LANGE & SOEHNE - B-UHR - WORLD WAR II GERMAN AIR FORCE (LUFTWAFFE) Lange & Söhne, Assembled by Wempe, Hamburg, No. 212814, Instrument No. 127-560 A-1. Made in 1942. Very fine and very rare, oversized, anti-corrosion matte nickel military pilot?s wristwatch with indirect center seconds and the original aviator?s very long leather strap. Accompanied by the Certificate of Origin and copies of the Manufacture.

C. Three-body, matte gray, inclined bezel, concave lugs, large winding crown, snap-on case back, band engraved ?FL 23883?, reverse engraved with movement number 212814. D. Black with luminous Arabic numerals and baton indexes, outer minute/seconds division. Luminous blued steel lozenge hands. M. Cal. 48.1, 2/3 plate, gilt brass, straight-line lever escapement, cut bimetallic balance, blued steel Breguet balance spring, swan neck micrometer regulator. Case and movement signed. Diam. 55 mm. Thickness 19 mm.

USD 5,000 - 7,000

CHF 3,800 - 5,500 / EUR 3,500 - 5,000

Sold: USD 8,750

Grading System
Case: 3


Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original