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Lot 946: ALPINA DEUTSCHE UHRMACHER-GENOSSENSCHAFT, e.G.m.b.H.
29 October 2016
Brussels, BelgiumLive Auction
Description: 1 April 1917 BERLIN-FRANKFURT a.M. Geschäfts-Anteil über 500 M. green, black. No 184. Folds and a few small edge-tears. The company has its origin in Switzerland as the Alpina Union Horlogerie est. 1883 by Gottlieb Hauser in Biel. This was a cooperative of dealers and manufacturers to produce and sell high quality wrist and pocket watches. A German branch, known as Alpina (Dugena) was established by Emil Rothmann in 1917 in Eisenach. Renamed Dugena in 1942 and moved to Darmstadt/Hessen an der Rheinstrasse in 1946. Since 2009 part of the Nova Tempora Uhren und Schmuck GmbH. For about a century one of the most important German watch manufacturers. Extremely rare. Rarity 12.
Condition Report: VF