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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 101.062
    Movement No: 110'223
    Case No: 220'079, caseback further engraved 19/20
    Model Name: Lange 1 "20th Anniversary"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L.901.0, 53 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne undated Garantie & Service booklet confirming the present timepiece is a Lange 1 "20th Anniversary" and leather wallet.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Made to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the launch of the Lange 1 model, the present reference 101.062 stands out as a testament of the exceptional leadership and guidance Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein left since the launch of their first collection in 1994. Featuring what are now considered as the four foundational models: the Lange 1, Arkade, Saxonia, and Tourbillon Pour le Mérite, the debut collection marked the establishment of a new design language, particularly evident in the dial design and movement construction.

    Cased in platinum and featuring a stunning black guilloché dial, the present Lange 1 "20th Anniversary" showcases an interesting and highly rare feature, the black date indication. Reserved exclusively for the brand's rarest and most limited models, the timepiece was limited to just 20 examples with the present example being number 19.

    Originally presented as a set with a diamond-set Little Lange 1, also available in the auction catalog in the following lot number 26, the timepieces come with a special numbered box which will be offered without reserve for an esteemed collector who will buy both timepiece and wishes to reunited them in a box together.

    This timepiece is furthermore preserved in excellent condition with crisp hallmarks, deep engravings, along with its leather wallet and undated guarantee & service booklet.

  • 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. 101.062
A rare and attractive limited edition platinum wristwatch with black guilloché dial, power reserve indication and guarantee, numbered 19 of a limited edition of 20 pieces and made for the 20th anniversary of the Lange 1

38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed.

CHF25,000 - 50,000 

Sold for CHF68,580

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

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