A. Lange & Söhne - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII Geneva Friday, November 3, 2023 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2014
    Material: Wood
    Dimensions: 35cm Length, 12cm Width and 27cm Height
    Signed: Presentation box and outer packaging signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Offered without reserve, the present presentation box by A. Lange & Söhne was made specially for the set of two timepieces, a Lange 1 and Little Lange 1, bearing references 101.062 and 811.062, respectively. Large and massive, this special box is also inscribed inside "Special Edition 20 Years Lange 1 1994-2014", showing that the set was made to commemorate the special occasion.

    This box is particularly made for the collector who has purchased both timepieces and want to reunited them in a box. 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.

    In the event Lots 46 and 47 are both sold and purchased by the same paddle, the present box, lot 48 will be automatically withdrawn from the sale and all absentee and commission bids for lot 48 will be cancelled. Ownership of lot 48 will then be awarded to the successful purchaser of lots 46 and 47.

    In the event Lots 46 and 47 are not both purchased by the same paddle the present lot will be offered at auction, with no reserve.

  • 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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Lot offered with No Reserve

A rare, heavy and attractive wooden box, numbered 10 of a limited edition of 20 pieces and made for the 20th anniversary of the Lange 1

35cm Length, 12cm Width and 27cm Height
Presentation box and outer packaging signed

CHF1,000 - 2,000 

Sold for CHF1,016

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVIII

Geneva Auction 3 - 4 November 2023