A. Lange & Söhne - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 811.062
    Movement No: 110'414
    Case No: 220'170 caseback further engraved 10/20
    Model Name: Little Lange 1
    Material: Platinum and diamonds
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L901.0, 53 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 36.1mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee dated December 24, 2014.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 displaying eccentric time and seconds with an asymmetrically positioned large date window and power reserve at 3 o’clock is one of the most immediately recognizable Lange models. It was among the first models the firm presented when re-opening in 1994 and immediately captivated the hearts and minds of the public. It is now one of the cornerstones of the brand. In 1997, the firm released a downsized version of the Lange 1 via the introduction of the Little Lange 1 with a reduced case size of 36.1mm.

    The present watch offered is a Little Lange 1, one within a set consisting of a Little Lange 1 and Lange 1 made to commemorate 20 years of the Lange 1 model. Only 20 pieces were ever made, with the present watch being number 10. It most notably displays a black guilloché dial with a diamond-set bezel, which contrasts beautifully against the dark background.

    This timepiece was originally presented as a set with the previous lot, a Lange 1, as well as a special numbered box which is offered without reserve, for someone who will buy both timepieces and want to reunited them in a box together. So rare is this edition that it marks the very first time that both watches within the same edition (a Lange 1 and Little Lange 1) are available at public auction, along with the special limited edition box.

  • 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. 811.062
A rare and attractive limited edition platinum and diamond-set wristwatch with guilloché dial and guarantee, numbered 10 of a limited edition of 20 pieces and made for the 20th anniversary of the Lange 1

36.1mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF35,560

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