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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2003
    Reference No: 119.032
    Movement No: 39’231
    Case No: 152’358, 58/101
    Model Name: Grand Lange 1 “Luna Mundi”
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L901.7, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 58/101
    Accessories: Delivered with A. Lange & Söhne Proof of Origin Certificate confirming the production of the present timepiece with its corresponding case and movement numbers.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Even though A. Lange & Söhne is renowned for its technical mastery and highly engineered watches. The maison also manages to infuse its creations with a dash of poetry like the present Grand Lange 1 “Luna Mundi.”

    Originally launched in 2003 as a set of two watches (one in white gold and the other in pink gold) made in a limited edition of 101 pieces, the present watch offered is the pink gold model of set number 58.

    The present Grand Lange 1 “Luna Mundi” wristwatch in pink gold features the Southern Cross and depicts true-to-life moon phases as seen from the Southern Hemisphere.

    The watchmakers and engineers at Lange devised a very accurate system for the indication of the moon phases which move continuously (as opposed to most common versions found where the moon jumps an increment once or twice a day) and are 99.998 per cent accurate, so if the watch runs without interruption, a correction by one day is only needed when 122.6 years have elapsed.

    The Southern Cross’ cal L901.7 housed within, requires four more parts than the movement housed in its white gold counterpart, including an additional wheel that reverses the rotation of the moon disc.

  • Artist Biography

    A. Lange & Söhne

    German • 1845

    Originally founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in Glashütte, Dresden, Germany, the firm established an entire watchmaking culture and industry in Glashütte. The brand quickly became Germany's finest watchmaker, first creating dependable, easy-to-repair watches before going on to produce some of the world's finest complicated pocket watches, including Grande Sonnerie watches, tourbillon watches and Grande Complications.

    On the final day of World War II, their factories were destroyed by Russian bombers, and in 1948 the brand was confiscated by the Soviet Union. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, Ferdinand's great grandson Walter Lange re-established the brand with the objective to once again produce top-quality luxury watches. Now part of the Richemont Group, its original vintage and modern creations are highly coveted by collectors. Key models from the modern era include the Lange 1, Pour Le Mérite Tourbillon and the Zeitwerk.

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Ref. 119.032
A very fine and rare limited edition pink gold twin barrel wristwatch with date, power reserve and moon phases display of Southern hemispheres

Circa 2003
42mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 58/101

HK$120,000 - 240,000 

Sold for HK$252,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XI

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2020