A. Lange & Söhne - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 310.021
    Movement No: 49’439
    Case No: 163’345
    Model Name: Langematik Perpetual
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. L922.1, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by original A. Lange & Söhne international guarantee booklet, instruction manual, watch winder manual, setting pin, winding presentation box, and outer box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A.Lange & Söhne 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 that the Langematik Perpetual was born – originally launched at the turn of the new millennium, in 2001. It was first made available in platinum and yellow gold. While early examples had a rectangular pusher to change the date, in later examples, such as the present lot, Lange replaced it with a recessed pusher to prevent accidental activation.

    In classic Lange style – form and function in harmony – their interpretation of the perpetual calendar features a “zero-reset” feature for precision timing so that when the crown is pulled out, the constant seconds hand automatically resets to zero. The oversized date windows further provide legibility, and the exquisite gold rotor rimmed in platinum accents a beautifully decorated movement.

    With a beautiful patina beginning to appear on the watch, the present Langematik Perpetual with all of its original accessories is Lange’s answer to the classic and beloved perpetual calendar complication – one that is a marvel and future icon in and of itself.

  • 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. 310.021
An elegant and attractive yellow gold perpetual calendar wristwatch with moon phase, 24-hour indication, leap year indication, zero-reset function, guarantee and winding box

Circa 2005
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$18,000 - 36,000 

Sold for $44,450

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