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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 111.032
    Movement No: 8971
    Case No: 118'962
    Model Name: Lange 1
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, L901.0
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum, signed A. Lange and Söhne
    Dimensions: 39mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: A. Lange & Söhne presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A. Lange & Söhne first introduced the Lange 1 model in 1994 and due to the ever growing popularity it is still in production today. To many collectors, the Lange 1 is the most recognizable watch manufactured by the brand and is to Lange what the Calatrava is to Patek Philippe.
    Fitted with the oversized date, power reserve and eccentric time display and subsidiary seconds, the reference has been revised over the years and is today manufactured in a slightly larger case than the present example. However, the Lange 1 has retained its identity and remains largely unchanged from the first examples seen some twenty years ago.
    The present watch, consigned by a very prominent collector is still in excellent overall 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. 111.032
A fine and rare platinum wristwatch with oversized date, power reserve and black dial

39mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

CHF10,000 - 15,000 

Sold for CHF21,250

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The Watch Auction: One

Geneva Auction 10 May 2015 6:30pm