• Lot 150

    A. Lange & Söhne. A fine and rare platinum limited edition wristwatch with eccentric subsidiary seconds, made for the 125th anniversary of Wempe

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, 1815 SIDESTEP MODEL, NO. 20/50, WEMPE 125 JAHRE, 1878-2003, REF. 222.049, MOVEMENT NO. 41'020, CASE NO. 151'020, MANUFACTURED IN 2003

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    A. Lange & Söhne. A fine and rare platinum limited edition wristwatch with eccentric subsidiary seconds, made for the 125th anniversary of Wempe
    Signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA, 1815 Sidestep model, No. 20/50, Wempe 125 Jahre, 1878-2003, ref. 222.049, movement no. 41'020, case no. 151'020, manufactured in 2003
    Cal. L944.1 finely hand-engraved three-quarter plate silver gilt lever movement, 21 jewels, screwed gold chatons, swan neck regulator, black matte dial, white Arabic numerals, outer railway minute track, eccentric silvered engine-turned subsidiary seconds to 4 o'clock, circular case, glazed display screw back secured by six screws, platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With A. Lange & Söhne International Guarantee card dated 27 June 2003, 1815 Sidestep operating instructions booklet, original fitted black leather presentation box and outer packaging.

    The present watch is number 20 of a limited series of only 50 examples in platinum of the "1815 Sidestep", made in 2003 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Wempe. The silver gilt calibre L944.1 movements were specially made and hand-decorated for this model.

    Wempe
    Founded in 1878 by Gerhard Diederich Wilhelm Wempe in Elsfleth, Germany, the firm has always been a family enterprise, designing and retailing superior quality jewellery, watches and clocks. At present managed by third and fourth generation members Hellmut and Kim-Eva Wempe, the firm has branches throughout Europe and in New York.

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