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    • Circa 2017

    • 40.9mm diameter

    • Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 117.028
    Movement No: 117'634
    Case No: 227'531
    Model Name: Grand Lange 1
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L095.1, 42 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40.9mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its launch in 1994, the Lange 1 has been one of the firm’s most coveted models. Revered for their classical Saxon watchmaking with a distinct modern twang, the asymmetric dial design embodies the perfect proportions of the golden triangle that is celebrated among collectors.

    Among the Lange 1 family, the larger Grand Lange 1 has been a crowd pleaser since its conception in 2003. Initially produced as a response to the growing interest for bigger watches, the evolution of the Grand Lange 1 can be detailed in three series:

    First series (2003-2012): Apparent overlapped subdials; 41.9mm case with a thickness of 11mm; fitted with a cal. L901.2

    Second series (2012-2019): Subdials on a tangent; 40.9mm case with a thickness of 8.8mm; fitted with a cal. L095.1

    Third series (2019- Present Day): Subdials gently overlapped; 41mm case with a thickness of 8.2mm; fitted with a cal. L095.1

    Faithfully following the original model’s design DNA, the present white gold wristwatch is part of the second generation and is immediately identifiable thanks to its smaller case size and playful dial display with an hours and minutes register on the left that barely overlaps with the sweeping seconds at 5 o’clock. The optical aberration on this delicious black dial is heavily reliant on the mathematics of the golden ratio, which creates a beautifully balanced configuration, designed to draw you in. Beautiful both inside and out, the transparent sapphire caseback invites the wearer to admire the thin calibre L095.1, beautifully executed to the highest standards.

    Commended by its collectability, the present A. Lange & Söhne ref. 117.028 is offered in excellent overall condition. The stolidly Germanic, dark and handsome timepiece is bound to be a brilliant addition to any.

  • 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. 117.028
A fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with small seconds, date and power reserve indication

Circa 2017
40.9mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$80,000 - 160,000 
€10,000-20,100
$10,300-20,500

Sold for HK$201,600

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