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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 405.034
    Movement No: 136’582
    Case No: 235’800 and 095/200
    Model Name: Datograph Up/Down “Lumen”
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L951.7, 46 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped Wempe dated 29th April, 2019, instruction manual, product literature, cloth, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

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    • Catalogue Essay

      The A. Lange & Söhne Datograph is arguably one of the most fascinating chronograph wristwatches produced by a modern manufacture. With a beautiful combination of traditional watchmaking and fine aesthetics, the Datograph displays a well-balanced dial layout on the front and when flipped to the movement side, it displays its in-house manual movement, expertly finished throughout with Glashütte stripes and signature hand-engraved balance cock. The oversized date window display particular to Lange wristwatches and inspired by the Dresden Semper Opera clock crowns the dial atop simplified and highly legible seconds and minute counters.Traditionally produced in platinum and rose gold with a solid black dial, the “Lumen” transcends a completely fresh appeal to the famed model.

      First introduced in December 2018, the Datograph “Lumen” was launched as a limited edition series of 200 pieces. Differentiating from its regular peers, the dial is where the magic happens. With a complex construction of the main dial in tinted sapphire, the translucency allows the main plate below to be exhibited, proudly displaying its precise perlage finish on the surface. Although many may think that the implementation of the tinted sapphire was purely for aesthetics, it serves an important purpose. The tinted sapphire dial allows the luminous material to absorb UV rays from daylight to be luminous at night. This feature applies to all luminous components on the dial including the tachymeter scale, subsidiary dials, date and power reserve indicator. Without haste, the “Lumen” bears the same legendary caliber L951.7 as the regular model. Referred by many as one of the most impressive chronograph movements, the caliber consists of an impressive 454 components in total.

      The present example Datograph “Lumen” numbered 95 of a limited edition of 200 pieces is presented in “like new” condition and complete of all accessories that came with the watch. This is an important opportunity for the most discerned connoisseurs of A. Lange & Söhne to acquire a highly attractive, rare and sought after limited edition Datograph in pristine condition.

    • 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. 405.034
An extremely elegant, fine and rare limited edition platinum chronograph wristwatch with luminous date, power reserve indication, subsidiary dials, outer track, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 95 of a limited edition of 200 pieces

2019
41mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement and clasp signed

Full Cataloguing

Estimate
CHF100,000 - 150,000 
€90,700-136,000
$109,000-163,000

Sold for CHF201,600

Contact Specialist

Alexandre Ghotbi
Head of Watches, Continental Europe and the Middle East

41 79 637 1724
[email protected]

 

 

The Geneva Watch Auction: XIII

Geneva Auction 8 - 9 May 2021