A. Lange & Söhne - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2001
    Reference No: 302.025
    Movement No: 15’639
    Case No: 132’128; No. 128/500
    Model Name: Langematik Anniversary Jubilee
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. L921.7, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne presentation box, sales memo, manual, guarantee, and warranty certificate.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced in 2000, the Langematik Anniversary Jubilee stands as a limited edition masterpiece, with only 500 examples crafted to commemorate the new millennium.

    To create a dial that is both flawless and true to artisanal craftsmanship, skilled enamelers go through a meticulous process comprising over 30 different steps. Demonstrating a commitment to heritage and authenticity, the Langematik boasts distinct features such as a separately printed red numeral "XII," a chemin-de-fer style chapter ring, alpha-style blued steel hands, and a classic small seconds hand. As the cherry on top, the watch is also equipped with Lange's patented zero-reset mechanism—allowing the reset of the second hand to 0 by pulling the crown for greater time-setting accuracy. The sapphire-crystal caseback unveils the beautifully decorated in-house caliber L 921.7, showcasing a bidirectional hand-engraved micro rotor in 24K yellow gold and platinum.

    The present example, numbered 128, is accompanied by a full set of accessories and preserved in outstanding condition. With a diameter of 37mm, this timepiece is perfect for collectors who appreciate a slim and elegant dress watch that is not only highly sought after but one that commemorates a new millennium.

  • 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. 302.025
An extremely elegant and very rare platinum automatic wristwatch with zero-reset mechanism, grand feu enamel dial, small seconds, guarantee, and presentation box, number 128 of a 500 piece limited edition

37mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement, and buckle signed.

$15,000 - 30,000 

Sold for $44,450

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