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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 310.025
    Movement No: 103’999
    Case No: 216’656
    Model Name: Langematik Perpetual
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. L922.1, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee, automatic winding leather presentation box, batteries, setting pin, leather envelope, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    When Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein set out to re-establish Lange’s great-grandfather’s Glashütte watch manufactory in 1990, they sought to innovate traditional horology by creating beautiful timepieces with outstanding hand-craftsmanship and modern designs. In 1994, A. Lange & Söhne released the now iconic Lange 1, elegant Saxonia, rectangular Arkadia and Pour le Mérite tourbillon, which today are appreciated for both their purity and mechanical ingenuity. Each timepiece featured manual wind mechanisms with the Pour le Mérite showcasing Lange’s technical excellence, with a movement featuring a chain and fusée for the first time in a wristwatch. The brand introduced their first automatic movement with the Langematik Sax-O-Mat in 1997 featuring an exquisite, gold and platinum-rimmed winding rotor. It is from these early beginnings the Langematik Perpetual was born – originally launched at the turn of the new millennium, in 2001.

    The reference 310.025 has classic Lange aesthetics capturing the unrivalled skill and craftmanship of the brand. The design is reminiscent of 19th century pocket watches, but with an innovative 21st-century movement. The perpetual calendar is a favourite complication amongst collectors, and the Langematik Perpetual does not need adjusting until February 28th, 2100. Additionally, for precision timing the mechanism has a “zero-reset” feature, which when the crown is pulled out, the constant seconds hand resets to zero. Early Langematik Perpetual models featured a rectangular case pusher at the 10 o’clock, along with three recessed calendar correctors, however in 2005-2006 they replaced the extended case pusher with a recessed corrector as well, as found in the present watch manufactured in 2015. Produced from 2001 until 2017, the reference 310.025 is the longest produced Langematik model, and includes models in yellow, white and pink gold, as well as a limited edition of 100 examples in honey gold.

    The present platinum model is in excellent overall condition and complete with guarantee and winding presentation box. It is a tribute to both Ferdinand Adolf Lange’s ingenuity, and Walter Lange’s vision to recreate the brand with a 21st century appeal.

  • 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. 310.025
A very fine and attractive platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with oversized date, moon phase, 24-hour and leap year indications, and zero-reset function with guarante and winding presentation box

Circa 2015
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.

Estimate
$20,000 - 30,000 
CHF18,700-28,000
€17,800-26,700
HK$156,000-234,000

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