A. Lange & Söhne
B-uhr World War II Pilot/Aviator watch | steel
|Brand:||A. Lange & Söhne|
|Model:||B-uhr World War II Pilot's watch|
|Case size:||55 mm|
|Bracelet material:||brown original leather|
The movement is signed by A. Lange & Söhne, one of the companies originally comissioned to deliver watches for the Luftwaffe. However, they failed to deliver the watches on time. As a result, the movements were often taken elsewhere to be assembled by other manufacturers. In this case, it was the Berlin-based Felsing that finished the watch.
This rare piece is from circa 1941 and it has the standard B-uhren specifications; a large case with a prominent fluted 'onion' crown, so pilots could adjust their watches without taking their gloves off. The case measures an imposing 60 mm with the crown (55 mm without) and is 20 mm thick. The simple black dial has an outer, sixty seconds divisions and large, Arabic, five second markers to ease legibility. At noon the dial has the signature two dots and the upward pointing triangle, designed to help pilots orientate the dial during night-time. The hour and minute markers are blue, sword-shaped hands with luminous inserts.
This observer watch has its original, long, brown leather straps. They are another, signature characteristics of these Navigator's watches as a pilot would need to be able to adjust the straps around the jacket, and often around the arm, requiring unusally long straps. As a vintage watch, we cannot warranty its current water resistance.
Viewings can be arranged in Central London by appointment.
|Functions:||Hours, Minutes, Center Seconds|
|Paperwork:||non-original A. Lange & Söhne box|
|Warranty:||12 month limited|
All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards. Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new. Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information.
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