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    Sale 1357

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    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 28

    A. Lange & Söhne. A fine platinum twin barrel wristwatch with oversized date and power reserve

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, LANGE 1 MODEL, DOPPELFEDERHAUS, REF. 101.005, MOVEMENT NO. 2028, CASE NO. 111'458, MANUFACTURED IN 1996

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    A. Lange & Söhne. A fine platinum twin barrel wristwatch with oversized date and power reserve
    Signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA, Lange 1 model, Doppelfederhaus, ref. 101.005, movement no. 2028, case no. 111'458, manufactured in 1996
    Cal. L901.0 three quarter plate nickel-finished lever movement with two spring barrels, 53 jewels, screwed gold chatons, finely hand-engraved balance bridge, swan neck regulator, silvered matte dial, applied lozenge-shaped and Roman numerals, large double window for date, eccentric aperture for power reserve indicator, subsidiary seconds, circular case, back secured by six screws, platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    38.5 mm. diam.


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    With A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee Certificate dated 3 August 1996 and stamped by Wempe, Bremen, Lange 1 operating instructions and original fitted black presentation box.

    Introduced in 1994, the Lange 1 is the first Lange watch of the new era and represents a culmination of what connoisseurs of fine watches associate with the legendary "A. Lange & Söhne" heritage.

    The patented, oversized date demonstrates how tradition and ingenuity can come together in style. This useful feature, inspired by the digital clock in Dresden's Semper Opera, improves the legibility of the date by about three times in comparison with conventional displays.

    The solid silver dial features the characteristic off-centre hour, minute, second and power reserve indications.

    The movement is Lange's hand-wound calibre L901.0, the three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver and decorated with Glashütte ribbing. The twin mainspring barrels provide a power reserve of three days when fully wound. It furthermore features a stop second mechanism activated when the crown is pulled out and a patented twin-disc mechanism for the display of the oversized date.