A. Lange & Söhne - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2013
    Reference No: 117.035
    Movement No: 101'913
    Case No: 200'381 and 0085/200
    Model Name: Grand Lange 1 "Lumen"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L095.2, 42 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne Certificate dated December 27, 2013, product literature, wallet, presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 displaying eccentric time and seconds with an asymmetrically positioned large date window is one of the most immediately recognisable Lange models. It was among the first models the firm presented when relaunched in 1994 and immediately captivated the hearts and minds of the public. It is now one of the cornerstones of the brand.

    Lange timepieces, especially until the late 2000s were notable not only for their class and execution, but also for a quirk: very few pieces featured luminous dials. Possibly as a counterbalance to this scarcity, in 2010 Lange released the Lumen version of the Zeitwerk. The "Lumen" collection is characterized by a specially tinted dial which allows UV light to pass through, thus charging the luminous material under the dial. The result is luminous digital discs, dramatically altering the nighttime looks of the piece.

    The Grand Lange 1 Lumen followed the Zeitwerk as the second "Lumen" timepiece. Offered in excellent condition and complete of all its original accessories, the present piece will surely "shine" in any watch collection.

  • 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. 117.035
A highly uncommon and unusual platinum wristwatch with date, power reserve indication, semi-transparent dial, guarantee and box, number 85 of a 200 pieces limited edition

41mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF70,000 - 140,000 

Sold for CHF139,700

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