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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 1997
    Reference No: 101.027
    Movement No: 2847
    Case No: 113'611
    Model Name: Lange 1
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L901.0, 53 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with A. Lange & Söhne Warranty dated 22.02.1997, fitted presentation box, leather portfolio, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Lange 1, ref 101.027, with the blue dial, was firstly introduced in 1997. Being one of the very first watches made following the reconstruction of A. Lange & Söhne the watch can be considered a work of modern horology. The dial is formed from solid silver and adorned with solid-gold appliques and hour markers, its simple yet elegant and individual design elevates the interest and attention of even the most conservative collectors.The Lange 1, has a white gold 38.5mm case and, has all the traditional features of the model such as applied roman numerals and large double-window date. Remarkably, blue dials have not been a trend until approximately five or six years ago, however in the mid 90's Lange visionary horological department experimented with this colour to produce the dial you see today on this historically important Lange 101.027.

  • 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. 101.027
A rare, fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with small seconds, oversized date, power reserve indication, deep blue dial, guarantee and presentation box

1997
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed

Estimate
CHF20,000 - 40,000 
€19,600-39,300
$21,200-42,500

Sold for CHF113,400

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XV

Geneva Auction 7 - 8 May 2022