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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2010
    Reference No: 140.035
    Movement No: Manual, 81'618
    Case No: 191'482, No. 46/100
    Model Name: Zeitwerk Luminous
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L043.3, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne
    Dimensions: 42mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne Proof of Origin confirming launch of the watch in 2010, Guarantee, product literature, original blue leather presentation box, outer packaging and A. Lange & Söhne polish cloth. Further accompanied by Wempe warranty card and company literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Zeitwerk Luminous is the second generation of the legendary Zeitwerk model first introduced by A. Lange & Söhne in 2009. With its daring and technically advanced digital display system via the “Time Bridge”, the Zeitwerk demonstrates the sophistication of German engineering. A testimony to form following function, the tastefully oversized case is necessitated by Lange’s use of a remontoire for a secondary power source to deliver the energy needed to power the three large time-telling discs. The Zeitwerk Luminous sports a smoky grey transparent dial, which replaced the solid silver dial on the original model. This change gives the wearer the ability to see through the dial to the time discs below, as well as allowing the discs themselves the opportunity to recharge during the day so that at night, the super Luminova-coated numerals shine brightly in the dark. Number 46 of a limited number of 100, the present example retains its original factory finish and is a jewel to behold. The dial with the innovative “Time Bridge”, up and down indicator, and subsidiary seconds sub-dial, all add a rich, stylish feel to the watch. In immaculate condition, this highly desirable example includes its original inner and outer boxes, leather folio, and guarantee papers.

  • 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. 140.035
A fine and rare limited edition platinum wristwatch with digital display, power reserve, hack feature and partially transparent dial, box and original certificate

42mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF50,000 - 100,000 

Sold for CHF118,750

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Geneva Watch Auction: FOUR

Geneva Auctions 12 – 13 November 2016