Eska Hexagonal Art Deco

Regular price
$4,500
Regular price
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$4,500
Automatic-winding
27.5 MM
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SKU AS08812
Article Number 40991499
case size 27.5 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1930s
dial color Silver
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Includes stainless steel Gay Frères brick-link bracelet with fold-over locking clasp.
overall condition Very good condition throughout. Case shows signs of wear consistent with age and use. Signs of previous polishing noted, however case features remain strong. Dial shows patina throughout.
Automatic-winding
27.5 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08812
Article Number 40991499
case size 27.5 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 1930s
dial color Silver
material Stainless Steel
style Dress
category Vintage
bracelet Leather
lug width 18 MM
Includes Includes stainless steel Gay Frères brick-link bracelet with fold-over locking clasp.
overall condition Very good condition throughout. Case shows signs of wear consistent with age and use. Signs of previous polishing noted, however case features remain strong. Dial shows patina throughout.

Why We Love it

Initially known as le style moderne, or ‘Jazz Moderne’, it wasn’t until 1968 when the style we know today as ‘Art Deco’ got its name. 

Reflecting the rapid artistic and technological innovations happening between two separate world wars, the foundation of Art Deco developed its eccentric decorative vision through the evolution of contemporary life in the 1920s and 30s, as well as combining a multitude of art movements in the process.

This Eska dress watch is a divine product of that era, featuring a hexagonal stainless steel case with a slender silhouette, polished bezel, an acrylic crystal and an unsigned crown. Its stunning, simple dial is a a microcosm of the entire Art Deco concept. It features a brushed silver tone, applied gold indices, a minute track with blue accents, a subsidiary seconds register at 6 o’clock and a matching, blued-steel handset. With sharp case lines and soft dial features, it is a supremely elegant clash of styles — in the only way an Art Deco piece could pull off.

Fitted with a later stainless steel Gay Frères brick-link bracelet with a locking clasp, this piece is in great condition considering its age.

Like fine wine, this style just keeps getting better with age.

Brand Story

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For Germany, Reunification represented a renaissance of sorts for a country that had been rent asunder by the Cold War. And for A. Lange & Söhne, whom fate had situated on the Eastern side of the Iron Curtain, it was indeed a rebirth.

Lange was founded in Glashütte in 1845, and its first century was truly a golden age. The brand imbued its products with a care and an attention to detail that brought worldwide renown. Its pocket watches, in particular, gained high marks in competition and saw use on the railroads of Europe.

But the coming of World War II and the subsequent Soviet occupation saw that golden age come to an end. The Soviet authorities expropriated the company in 1948 — the factory was shuttered, and the once-shining name of A. Lange & Söhne nearly faded into obscurity. That is, until 1990, when Walter Lange — great-grandson of the founder, Ferdinand A. Lange — resurrected his family’s old company and brought it to prominence once more.

Armed with Ferdinand Lange’s journal, Walter Lange sketched a watch that would adapt his great-grandfather’s designs to modern tastes, while still keeping an eye firmly on tradition. In the journal, Walter discovered sketches of a clock that Ferdinand designed with his mentor Johann Gutkaes. Commissioned by the Elector of Saxony for the Semperoper House in Dresden, the “Five Minute Clock” was nothing short of revolutionary.

With legibility as their primary concern, Johann Gutkaes and Ferdinand Lange designed a clock that, with its rectangular construction and two counter-rotating drums — one to show the hours, the other the minutes — was essentially the world’s first digital clock. Over one hundred years later, it was that clock that would inspire the modern manufacture’s first watch post-Reunification.

In 1992, Walter Lange filed a patent for a big date window, similar in style to the clock in the opera house. Two years later, it would appear on the Lange 1. Without question the firm’s flagship model, it features a big date function as its hallmark. Though found in watches like the Zeitwerk or the Langematik Sax-O-Mat, it’s in the Lange 1 that the big date is used to the greatest effect. Alongside other details such as asymmetrical sub-dials depicting the hours and sub-seconds, and the A. Lange & Söhne signature with its famous ampersand, it shows a clarity of vision that is wholly Lange.

Subsequent models — no less innovative — have only further cemented the brand’s footing as one of the most refined and fascinating watchmakers in business today. From the ludicrously complicated Zeitwerk to the elegant Saxonia to the recent Odysseus dive watch, Lange & Söhne is committed to pushing the horological envelope and reestablishing Germany as foremost amongst the world’s centers of watchmaking innovation.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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