A fine and elegant yellow gold wristwatch with eccentric time and seconds, large date, power reserve and box

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 1998
    Reference No: 101.021
    Movement No: 8’014
    Case No: 120’550
    Model Name: Lange 1
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L.901.0, 53 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 featuring eccentric time and seconds with asymmetrically positioned large date window and power reserve at 3 O’clock has become the trademark for the brand and widely recognized. Impressive during its initial launch and somewhat of a fresh appeal to collectors, the Lange 1 is regarded as one of the most popular models manufactured by the firm. The present early example of the Lange 1 is accompanied by its original fitted presentation box.

  • Maker Bio

    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. 101.021
A fine and elegant yellow gold wristwatch with eccentric time and seconds, large date, power reserve and box

朗格,「Lange 1」型號101.021,18K黃金腕錶,備動力儲存、日期、偏心時分顯示,約1998年製。附錶盒

Circa 1998
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$62,000 - 94,000 
€7,100-10,800
$7,900-12,100

sold for HK$116,250

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Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020