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    Sale 12572

    Important Watches

    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2609

    A. LANGE & SÖHNE. A FINE AND VERY RARE PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND ZERO-RESET FUNCTION

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, RICHARD LANGE “REFERENZUHR” MODEL, NO. 02/50, MOVEMENT NO. 81’159, CASE NO. 191’191, CIRCA 2010

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    A. LANGE & SÖHNE. A FINE AND VERY RARE PLATINUM LIMITED EDITION WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE AND ZERO-RESET FUNCTION
    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, RICHARD LANGE “REFERENZUHR” MODEL, NO. 02/50, MOVEMENT NO. 81’159, CASE NO. 191’191, CIRCA 2010
    Cal. L033.1 three-quarter plate mechanical movement, 34 jewels, silvered dial, Roman numerals, two subsidiary dials for seconds and power reserve indication, circular case, zero-reset function operated through the button at 2 o’clock, glazed display back secured by six screws, platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    40.5 mm. diam.
    US$25,000-40,000


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    With A. Lange & Söhne undated Garantie, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted 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 Richard Lange “Referenzuhr” was introduced to the market at SIHH 2010 and pays homage to the timekeeping service of the Mathematics and Physics Salon in 19th-century Dresden. The watch is equipped with a caliber L033.1 features A. Lange & Söhne’s patented "zero-reset" mechanism simplifies the synchronization of the watch with a time signal. When the button at 2 o’clock is pushed, it automatically causes the subsidiary seconds hand to jump to the 12 o'clock or "zero" position.

    Furthermore, the present watch is numbered 2 of a limited edition of only 50 examples in platinum. There were also available 75 examples in pink gold.

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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, tortoiseshell and crocodile. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.