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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2010
    Reference No: 212.050
    Movement No: No. 84’092
    Case No: 194065; No. 210/265
    Model Name: Homage to F.A. Lange 1815 Moonphase
    Material: 18K honey gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L948.2, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K honey gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne International Guarantee dated October 23rd, 2010, guarantee booklet, product literature, setting pin, fitted presentation box, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 2010, Walter Lange introduced the F. A. Lange 1815 Moonphase as a tribute to both his great-grandfather Ferdinand Adolph Lange and as a celebration of the brand’s 165th anniversary. To mark the occasion, the firm produced three commemorative timepieces each using their proprietary 18 karat honey gold alloy. In addition to the 1815 Moonphase, which was produced in 265 pieces, A. Lange & Söhne also released a Tourbograph Pour le Mérite and a Lange 1 Tourbillon. The proprietary honey gold alloy is harder (over 300 on the Vickers hardness scale) and more durable, making it more resistant to scratching, while adding a warm hue to the timepiece. On the movement, the typical Glashütte stripes are replaced with a radial finish extending out from the center, matching the guilloché pattern on the dial side.

    In addition to the unusual gold alloy, A. Lange & Söhne engineers developed a highly precise moonphase gear train, which would require no correction to the moonphase for 1000 years as long as the watch is kept wound. The present example, number 210, is preserved in like-new condition and is replete with all its original accessories, including the guarantee dated October 23rd, 2010, setting pin, balance cock engraving authenticity paper, product literature, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

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  • 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. 212.050
A refined and exceptional honey gold limited edition wristwatch with moonphase, original guarantee and presentation box, made to commemorate the 165th anniversary of A. Lange & Söhne

2010
37.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

Estimate
$25,000 - 50,000 
CHF23,100-46,300
€22,200-44,300
HK$195,000-390,000

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