A.Lange & Sohne. A fine and rare german military pilots observation watch Movement No.213140, Berlin 1943

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Lot 56
A.Lange & Sohne. A fine and rare german military pilots observation watch
Movement No.213140, Berlin 1943

Sold for £ 2,031 (US$ 2,499) inc. premium
A.Lange & Sohne. A fine and rare german military pilots observation watch
Movement No.213140, Berlin 1943
fine frosted gilt movement signed A.Lange & Sohne and numbered 213140, matt black dial marked from 0-60 and inner 12 hour dial, sweep centre seconds with hack feature, heavy case stamped FI23883, snap on back stamped 213140, together with custom made fitted box, case dial and movement signed 62mm.

Footnotes

  • Lange & Sohne produced these high quality observation watches for the Luftwaffe, circa 1939 and they became a speciality for the company. The dial is fully luminous and has an inner 12-hour ring read by a short hour hand, with the circumference being graduated for the seconds and numbered at five minute points. It would seem apparent that the layout of the dial was designed to give the pilots a better way of checking the elapsing minutes and seconds. Pre-flight the navigator would set his watch to the second by pulling out the winder during hand setting and thus operating a balance stopping devise.
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