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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: circa 2006
    Reference No: 109.032
    Movement No: 46'861
    Case No: 161'577
    Model Name: Lange 1 Moon Phase
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L901.5, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Pink gold Lange pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by fitted presentation box with outer packaging, pin, signed certificate of engraving of the balance cock and certificate of guarantee confirming sale of the present watch on October 10, 2006.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Lange 1 and its subsequent evolutions is undoubtedly the collection best exemplifying not only the rebirth of Lange but that of Saxon watchmaking. When Ferdinand A. Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange decided to relaunch the brand in 1990, after the reunification of Germany, his first mission was to design the new face of the company. In tandem with brilliant visionary,Günter Blümelin, he designed an asymmetrical dial using the harmonious proportions of the golden section, the oversized date aperture was directly inspired by the Five-Minute Clock of the Semper Opera House in Dresden.

    But the distinctive design was not the only reason for the success that the Lange 1 would immediately encounter. The movement with its twin mainspring barrel with a 72 hours power reserve, the Glashütte three-quarter plate made of German silver and the screw-mounted gold chatons were soon to become the signature of the brand.

    The present watch from this iconic Lange 1 family is furthermore adorned by a moonphase. In solid pink gold with distinctive sword luminous hands this watch is offered today in superb condition, along with its original box, guarantee and certificate. This contemporary timepiece has all the elements that will enable it to become an icon of its era.

  • 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. 109.032
A very attractive pink gold wristwatch with oversized date, moonphases and power reserve, accompanied by presentation box and guarantee

circa 2006
38.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF12,000 - 18,000 

Sold for CHF25,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: FIVE

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