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    Sale 1992

    Important Watches

    24 April 2008, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 75

    A. LANGE & SÖHNE. A RARE MASSIVE STAINLESS STEEL PILOT'S WRISTWATCH WITH INDIRECT CENTER SECONDS

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, NO. 215770, CIRCA 1940

    Price Realised  

    A. LANGE & SÖHNE. A RARE MASSIVE STAINLESS STEEL PILOT'S WRISTWATCH WITH INDIRECT CENTER SECONDS
    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, NO. 215770, CIRCA 1940
    With gilt-finished lever movement, bi-metallic compensation balance, black matte dial with luminescent Arabic and triangular numerals, luminescent hands, inner ring for 12 hours and outer ring for minutes/seconds, large circular case engraved on the band F1 23883, movement signed, case and movement numbered
    55mm diam.


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    Circa 1937 the German airforce began fitting their watches with a panel to indicate manufacturer, serial number, and an "F1" number. From 1941 onwards all watches were assigned coded indications so as to hide the identity of the manufacturer in addition to the number of pieces each was producing.