A. Lange & Söhne - The Geneva Watch Auction: XII Geneva Saturday, November 7, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 116.021
    Movement No: 52'680
    Case No: 160'659
    Model Name: Lange 1 Zeitzone
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L031.1, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Lange 1 model embodies the DNA of A. Lange & Söhne. It was one of the four pieces originally released in 1994, when A. Lange & Söhne was re-launched, and it features all the traits which are now eponymous with A. Lange & Söhne, most notably the large double-window date indication and the asymmetrical dial configuration.

    Cased in yellow gold and preserved in excellent condition, the present iteration of the Lange 1 offers an incredibly useful complication: a second time zone, displayed by a subsidiary dial. Furthermore, a city ring to the outer rim of the dial is indicated by a small arrow. The watch features day/night indications for both local and home time, avoiding the very common issue of confusing night and day times at the home location. Furthermore, a power reserve indication is visible on the dial.

  • 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. 116.021
A very fine yellow gold dual time wristwatch with date, day and night indication, power reserve indication

Circa 2008
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF12,000 - 24,000 

Sold for CHF25,200

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XII

Geneva Auction 6 - 7 November 2020