Lot 216: A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte B/Dresden, Movement No. 62507, Case No. 62507, 57 mm, 182 g, circa 1911
May 11, 2013
Frankurt, GermanyLive Auction
Description: An important, very fine and extremely rare Glashuette hunting case minute repeating pocket watch with perpetual calendar and moon phase, sold in 1911 for 2258 marks. Only 8 examples of this highly complicated watches were produced by Lange & Söhne - manufactured in quality 1A Case: 18k pink gold, tiered, polished, engraved monogram, case design "Louis XV à goutte", gold dome, glazed movement. Dial: enamel, Arabic "Empire" numerals, auxiliary seconds, inserted day, date and month indicator with leap year compensation, cobalt blue enamelled moon phase disc with inlaid golden stars and moon, gold Louis XV hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, frosted, gilt, screwed gold chatons, 2 hammers, 2 gongs, gold screw compensation balance, very finely engraved balance cock, index spring fine adjustingdevice, gold lever and escape wheel, chatoned diamond endstone on balance. Lit.: "Die Lange-Liste" by Martin Huber, Munich 2000, page 208. In 2005 this watch was completely serviced at Lange & Soehne for the sum of 7,500 euros; the service was carried out by Mr. Jan Sliva, head of Langes atelier for historic pocket watches.