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

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2019
    Reference No: 191.066
    Movement No: 141'204
    Case No: 250'408 and 158/250
    Model Name: Lange 1
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L121.1, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and pin buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with A. Lange & Söhne Warranty, fitted presentation box, polishing cloth, leather portfolio, product literature, additional alligator strap, suede pouch and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Following the fall of the Soviet Union, Walter Lange re-established, in 1990, the brand once founded by his great-grandfather in Glashütte. The first collection, which was comprised of four watches, was initially presented in 1994 and immediately rose to the forefront of haute horology. One of these four watches was the timeless and now iconic Lange 1. First introduced 25 years ago, its unorthodox off-centre dial layout, its revolutionary design and its great technical quality made it an instant icon.

    The Lange 1 “25th Anniversary" collection from A. Lange & Söhne, is an homage to the success and love this model has received over the course of these decades and is limited to only 250 pieces. The watch is cased in white gold and features an silvered dial with deep blue printing, blue date numerals and blued steel hands. The engraved white-gold hinged cuvette showcases the A. Lange & Söhne family domain that was originally inaugurated in 1873. Noticeable through the sapphire-crystal caseback, the balance cock also features a special engraving.

    The history of this watch is a true testament to the excellence of haute horology that the company has demonstrated through decades of craftsmanship, innovative design and great technical quality.

    Fresh to the market, this watch is in hardly worn condition, its dial elegantly contrasts against its blued steel hands giving it depth and style. The caseback showcasing the family domain sets as a remainder to its owner the tradition and heritage this timepiece carries. For any true lover of A. Lange & Söhne, or of traditional horology, this timepiece is a must have.

  • 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. 191.066
A very fine and rare limited edition white gold wristwatch with large date display, box and guarantee, number 158 of a 250 pieces limited edition

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

CHF20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for CHF40,320

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RETROSPECTIVE: 2000 - 2020

Geneva Auction 8 November 2020