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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 116.026
    Movement No: 71’576
    Case No: 182'599, No. 039/100
    Model Name: Lange 1 Time Zone Buenos Aires Limited Edition
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L031.1, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne international warranty stamped Traditional Jewelers USA and dated 4th July 2011, instruction manual, product literature, time zone map, hang tag, cloth, leather file, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Lange 1 Time Zone is perhaps the most elegant and sophisticated dual-time wristwatch that launched in 2005. Tastefully executed and highly functional, this model was the Glashütte-based manufacturer’s first attempt in crafting a timepiece that combines a dual time complication with a city ring. The watch enjoyed instant recognition among highflying collectors for its added utilitarian status , while strongly adhering to the original Lange 1 design code.

    Fusing form and function, the Lange 1 Time Zone is a frequent flyer’s favourite like none other. Boasting distinct proportions of the golden ratio, the large home-time register with classical Roman numerals is contrasted with a substantially smaller local-timezone register, showcased on an independent dial with Arabic indexes at 5 o’clock. Advancing in parallel with its outer city ring, the additional time zone moves in unison with its surrounding partner as they both operate via the same pusher at 8 o’clock.

    Paying tribute to the firm’s first South American retailer, Simonetta Orsini, the present model is a Buenos Aires edition in white gold, launched in 2010 as a limited edition of 100 pieces. In favour of featuring “Rio de Janerio”, as seen on most Lange 1 Time Zone timepieces, “B. Aires” is proudly displayed on the city wheel to celebrate the Argentinian retailer. Presented in excellent overall condition, the current example is numbered 39 and is offered with its full set of accessories.

  • 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. 116.026
A fine, attractive and rare limited edition white gold dual time wristwatch with small seconds, date, double AM/PM indication, power reserve indication, warranty and presentation box, numbered 39 of a limited edition of 100 pieces

Circa 2011
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$302,400

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)