A. Lange & Söhne - The Geneva Watch Auction: XI Geneva Sunday, June 28, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 308.031
    Movement No: 41'811
    Case No: 156'295
    Model Name: Langematik Sax-O-Mat
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. L. 9214, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Lange pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1997 the Sax-O-Mat was Lange’s first automatic movement. In fact the name of the caliber refers to its Saxon origings (Sax), that it has a zero reset function (O) and that it is automatic (Mat).

    It was offered in two versions with or without the brand’s signature large date and the movement featured a playful zero reset mechanism whereby when the crown is pulled the seconds hand immediately returns to zero enabling to the seconds setting of time.

    To obtain a slimmer movement as well as not to obstruct the view of the beautiful movement, Lange opted for a 3/4 made in 21 k gold with a platinum periphery.

    In very appealing condition the black dial and pink gold combination give the watch a more flamboyant personality.

  • 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. 308.031
A very attractive pink gold automatic wristwatch with large date and zero reset function

Circa 2005
40mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF6,000 - 12,000 

Sold for CHF21,250

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XI

Geneva Auction 27 - 28 June 2020