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Date/Report Number …..110192110.DM.10 Item: 1950 GERMAN DUGENA SUNBURST 24KT GOLD PLATE WITH Louis XV Hour/Minute Hands
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Description of item: 1950 GERMAN DUGENA SUNBURST 24KT GOLD PLATE OVER 12KT GOLD PLATE WITH ORIGINAL Louis XV Hour/Minute Hands swiss made WITH 1950 Dugena 599 Peseux/Helvetia 320 MANUAL WIND MOVEMENT STAINLESS STEEL BACK SIGNED SWISS MADE 7444, CASE IS 34 mm W/O CROWN, AND FEATURES DROP DOWN LUGS AND GENUINE DOUBLE STITCHED AND PADDED HAND MADE IN ITALY
BLACK LIZARD STRAP. MOVEMENT: Dugena 599 (Peseux/Helvetia 320) ca. 1950: signature shock device Magna, Swiss Made, 17 Jewels (Peseux 320) Features manual wind sub second   Data 10.5''', Dm= 23.3mm H= 3.1mm 17 jewels f = 18000 A/h
power-reserve 40h . CONDITION IS MINT.

Estimated Retail Replacement Value $550.00


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1883: The Union Horlogère (UH) or Vereinigte Uhrmacher Alpina (VUA) was founded by Gottlieb Hauser as an association of leading manufacturers, wholesalers and retailers.

In 1896 Registration of the image of a Straub calibre as trade mark signed Alpina, Association Horlogére Suisse.

1905: Gruen and Hamilton join the association.

1917: With the events of W.W.I, a political disruption caused, a  separation of the UH into the Union Horlogère SA in Biel/Switzerland and the Alpina Deutsche Uhrmacher-Genossenschaft GmbH (ADUG) in Berlin/Germany


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martin in Castle


In 1917 in Eisenach, Germany, during what was a very difficult time, in the same city that   Martin Luther lived as a schoolboy...

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actual castle

......and in FACT, the same place where Martin Luther., while hiding out from anti-Protestant forces, in the imposing -- and still existing -- Wartburg Castle, under an assumed identify of Knight George, "....threw then inkpot at the devil and translated the Bible into German"...

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ALPINA

.....the German company  Dugena was established as a branch of the Swiss brand Alpina; DUGENA was chosen as an acronym of   “Deutsche Uhrmacher-Genossenschaft Alpina“ [ German Watchmaker Association Alpina].

Within a few years Dugena became a brand of its own.

In 1927, the Dugena moved their factories to Berlin to manufacture quality watches.

1929-1937: in a  joint venture to coordinate production and distribution. Alpina Gruen Gilde SA was formed -- it has been stated that Rolex was involved in this organization and the "Doctors Watch" , made by the Rolex factory Aegler, was sold under the brands Alpina, Gruen, Alpina-Gruen and Rolex-Prince.

During this same period, in the 1930’s, Dugena was on the verge of liquidation due to the after effects of W.W.I and the depression.

Following W.W.II, with the Dugena headquarters in the eastern part of occupied Berlin [ Soviet Union]. sales to the West became difficult at the least.

1948, the headquarters were relocated to Darmstadt.

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Dugena

1946: The German branch was reorganized and restarted in Darmstadt as DUGENA, Deutsche Uhrmacher-Genossenschaft Alpina.

1949: Registration of Alpina as brand of the manufacturer Straub & Co, Bienne. The company Alpina Union Horlogère continued.

Dugena benefited from the US supported and driven "German Economic Miracle.

In the 1960’s and 1970’s Dugena successfully overcame the quartz revolution.

In 1973, the company had more than 2,000 stores in Germany.


credit for much of the research goes to:

Dr. Roland Ranfft
Im Eichfeld 8
41844 Wegberg-Wildenrath
Germany 


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