A. Lange & Söhne - RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020 Geneva Sunday, November 8, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2004
    Reference No: 302.025
    Movement No: 22’163
    Case No: 132’271 further stamped with limited edition number 271/500
    Model Name: Langematik Anniversary Jubilee
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. L 921.7, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum Lange pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne fitted box, Guarantee dated 09 September 2009 stamped A. Lange & Söhne, leather folio, instruction manual, outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    The limited edition Langematik Anniversary Jubilee was first introduced in 2000. With a limited series of 500 examples the German manufacturer decided to commemorate the new millennium casing its timepieces in platinum with an elegant and refined white grand feu enamel dial.

    To achieve such a flawless and authentic dial it takes a crafted emailleur over 30 different steps including a kiln process of heating the dial at high temperatures. Dedicated in preserving heritage and authenticity, the Langematik showcases a separately printed red numeral «XII», chemin-de-fer style chapter ring, alpha style blue steel hands and classic small seconds hand with Lange’s patented zero-reset mechanism. Such mechanism enables to re-set the second hand to 0 when the crown is pulled.

    The sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the beautifully decorated in-house caliber L 921.7 SAX-O-MAT featuring a bidirectional micro rotor in 24K yellow gold and platinum as well as the signature hand-engraved balance cock.

    The present example number 271, is offered with the full set accessories and original guarantee stamped 2009. Beyond the well preserved platinum case and extremely crisp dial, the timepiece is well balanced with black and red roman numerals and blue alpha hands. With a diameter of 37mm, the timepiece can easily adorn the wrist of collectors that appreciate a slim and elegant dress watch to be worn for truly special occasions.
    Extremely high in demand amongst collectors ,the present lot offers a special opportunity for any true A. Lange and Söhne connoisseur to acquire a rare and extremely fine limited-edition wristwatch.

  • 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. 302.025
A very fine and rare limited edition platinum wristwatch with enamel dial, small seconds, guarantee and box, number 271 of a 500 pieces limited edition

Circa 2004
37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF20,000 - 30,000 

Sold for CHF47,880

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RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020