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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 285

    A. Lange & Söhne. A fine and large platinum wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and hack feature

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, RICHARD LANGE MODEL, REF. 232.025, MOVEMENT NO. 58'478, CASE NO. 168'495, MANUFACTURED IN 2008

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    A. Lange & Söhne. A fine and large platinum wristwatch with sweep centre seconds and hack feature
    Signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA, Richard Lange model, ref. 232.025, movement no. 58'478, case no. 168'495, manufactured in 2008
    Cal. L041.2 three quarter plate nickel-finished lever movement, 26 jewels, screwed gold chatons, finely hand-engraved balance bridge, swan neck regulator, large balance wheel with eccentric poising weights, solid silver dial, Arabic numerals, rhodiumed gold hands, blued steel sweep centre seconds with stop seconds feature, outer 1/6th seconds divisions, heavy circular case, glazed display back secured by six screws, platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    40.5 mm. diam.


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    With A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee booklet, Richard Lange model operating instructions, polishing cloth, black presentation box and outer packaging.

    The Richard Lange model pays tribute to Richard Lange (1845-1935), eldest son of the company's founder Ferdinand Adolph Lange. Richard is said to have devoted his watchmaking career to scientific research for higher precision in watches. He is accredited with the discovery of a metal alloy for watch springs for which he was granted Patent No. 529945 in 1930.

    The present watch model is regarded as the manufacture's first fine observation wristwatch and features a hack feature or stop second option. When the crown is pulled out, the blued steel sweep centre seconds hand and the balance are stopped, thus allowing the watch to be synchronized with a time signal. For further precision measurement the dial is divided into outer 1/6th seconds intervals.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.


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