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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2003
    Movement No: 37'903 and 39'295
    Case No: 152'576 and 152'376
    Model Name: Grand Lange 1 Luna Mundi
    Material: 18k white gold and 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, L901.8 and L901.7, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black and brown crocodile leather straps
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold and 18k pink gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 76/101
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne International Guarantees dated 14 October 2005, setting pins, product literature, instruction manuals, polishing cloth, pouches, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present Grand Lange 1 Luna Mundi wristwatches display a true-to-life moon phases as seen on both sides of the equator. The white gold example, Luna Mudi/Ursa Major, depicts the moon as seen in the northern hemisphere whilst the pink gold example, Luna Mundi/Southern Cross reproduces the moon phases as seen in the south of equator. This present wristwatches were available in sets of two and are numbered 76 of a limited edition of 101 sets only. Complete with Guaranties and fitted wooden presentation box with a panel inscribed ‘Luna Mundi Limitierte Edition 79/101’, this present set of wristwatches reflects the proud tradition of superb workmanship by A. Lange & Söhne.

  • 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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A very fine and rare limited edition set comprising one white gold and one pink gold twin barrel wristwatch with date, power reserve and moon phases display of the Southern and Northern hemispheres

Circa 2003
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 76/101

HK$480,000 - 640,000 

Sold for HK$562,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: TWO

Hong Kong Auction 31 May 2016