A. Lange & Söhne - The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT Geneva Saturday, November 10, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 101.048F
    Movement No: 48'366
    Case No: 162'198 08/30
    Model Name: Lange 1 "Hausmann"
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L901.2, 53 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Sohne deployant buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement signed, caseback signed with retailer's signature
    Accessories: Accompanied by presentation box with outer packaging, extra sapphire caseback, Guarantee and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present model is a limited edition of only 30 pieces specially made for the Italian retailer Hausmann & Co. In 2008, the retailer commissioned the brand to produce a distinctive Lange 1 that watch collectors would only be able to purchase at their boutiques. The brand created this superb white gold piece, featuring a galvanic black dial with grey subdials. This type of bicolor dial had only be seen on the Grande Lange 1 but never before on a classic Lange 1. The watch was delivered with two casebacks: a regular sapphire one bearing the retailer's initials and another, extremely rare closed gold caseback signed with the retailer’s full name. The first Lange 1 model launched by the company had a plain caseback until Walter Lange realized that it was a shame to hide such an amazing hand finished movement and decided that all his future creations would be with a see-through caseback. Bearing the lucky number 8, and offered in excellent condition with all its accessories, this watch would be a great addition as a daily versatile watch.

  • 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. 101.048F
A limited edition white gold wristwatch with bicolor dial and additional caseback, retailed by Hausmann

Circa 2008
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement signed, caseback signed with retailer's signature

CHF12,000 - 20,000 

Sold for CHF32,500

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The Geneva Watch Auction: EIGHT

Geneva Auction 10-11 November 2018