Uhrenfabrik Union Glashutte in Sachsen Minute Repeater Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase Moon Age Chronograph 30-Minute Register & 3-Gong 3-Hammer Carillion Chimes Durstein-Style Case.

18K Uhrenfabrik Union Minute Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase Age Chronograph Register HC Carillion

VC1-035
$275,000.00
18K Uhrenfabrik Union Minute Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase Age Chronograph Register HC Carillion
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18K Uhrenfabrik Union Minute Perpetual Calendar Moon Phase Age Chronograph Register HC Carillion

VC1-035
$275,000.00

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18K 20-Size Massive Hunter Case Pocket Watch - Uhrenfabrik Union “Glashutte in Sachsen” Minute Repeater, Perpetual Calendar, Moon Phase, Moon Age, Chronograph, 30-Minute Register & 3-Gong, 3-Hammer Carillion Chimes Housed In A Durstein-Style Case
Sachsen, Germany; Uhrenfabrik; Man’s; Serial # 55,802; CA1890/1920
Complications: Perpetual calendar, moon phase, moon age, chronograph, 30-minute register and carillion.
CASE: The 18K rose gold No. 55,802 20-size oversize 62mm plain case weighs 145 dwts, 225 grams T.W. and is signed “Complicirt”
DIAL: This white porcelain dial features Arabic numerals, filigree hands and signed “Uhrenfabrik Union.”
MOVT: The 32-jewel lever-set No. 55,802 gilt movement has a lever escapement, bridge-style layout and is signed.
CONDITIONS:
C 2-22 (The case is in perfect condition, later original)
D 2 (The dial is in perfect condition)
M 2 (The movement is in perfect condition)
R 10+ (Rarity on a scale of #1 being very common to #10 being extremely rare.)
Experts Opinion: Well, there isn’t much you can say about this watch. One of the most complicated watches made by this German Union of watchmakers. Later cased by factory likely after war. Last one sold in German auction without carillion for $250,000.00 plus 22% commission or $305,000.00. The carillion feature makes this watch unique! After further digging and research, it has come to my attention the following was likely the situation in the manufacturing of this wonderful timepiece.

As you are likely aware of: When a major company such as Patek, Vacheron or in this case Glashutte Uhrenfabrick Union or "Glashutte Watchmakers Union" is given a special order for an extremely complicated watch they quite often made two movements rather than just one. It was just as easy to make two parts as one.

(View History of Union Glashutte - Johannes Durrstein)

We believe this was the case here! The movements were then cased to order. Of course the first one was cased and sold, while the second movement only was stocked for future sale.
The unused condition of this complex movement implies it was not cased and sold, but stored as a movement only for a large number of years.

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