Important Modern and Vintage Timepieces

Geneva, Mar 11, 2012

LOT 43

A. LANGE & SOHNE ? 1ST QUALITY WITH SPECIAL CASE A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte b. Dresden, No. 11907. Made circa 1880. Very fine and rare, 18K yellow gold and niello, hunting cased keyless pocket watch with Lange?s Guillaume-type balance.

CHF 5,000 - 7,000

USD 5,500 - 7,600 / EUR 4,000 - 5,800

Sold: CHF 10,625

C. Four-body, entirely decorated with gold trellis pattern on a nielloed ground, the front cover applied with a yellow gold foliate cartouche engraved with a crest beneath a coronet. Hinged gold cuvette with engine-turned border. D. White enamel with radial Roman numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial. Blued steel spade hands. M. 18''', Glashütte 3/4-plate, frosted gilt, 20 jewels in screwed gold chatons, straightline Glashütte lever escapement, gold pallet fork and escape wheel, banking with a pin and hole, Lange Guillaume-type balance with gold timing screws, blued steel Breguet balance spring with overcoil, the terminal stud adjustable by a screw, index regulator. Dial, cuvette and movement signed, case numbered. Diam. 51 mm.

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Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 2-24

Very good

Slightly chipped

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original