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    Sale 1357

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    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 30

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

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, LANGE 1 MOONPHASE MODEL, REF. 109.025, MOVEMENT NO. 37'656, CASE NO. 147'817, MANUFACTURED IN 2003

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    A. Lange & Söhne. A fine platinum twin barrel wristwatch with oversized date, power reserve and moon phases
    Signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA, Lange 1 Moonphase model, ref. 109.025, movement no. 37'656, case no. 147'817, manufactured in 2003
    Cal. L901.5 three quarter plate nickel-finished lever movement, 54 jewels, finely hand-engraved balance bridge, swan neck regulator, solid silver dial, white gold lozenge-shaped and Roman numerals, large double window for date, eccentric apertures for power reserve and constant seconds and moon phases, heavy circular case, glazed display back secured by six screws, platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    38.5 mm. diam.


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    With A. Lange & Söhne guarantee booklet and international guarantee card dated 15 March 2003 and stamped by Wempe, Bremen, Lange 1 Moonphase operating instructions, cleaning cloth and setting pin. Furthermore delivered with the original fitted black leather presentation box and outer packaging.

    Launched into the market in 2002, the Lange 1 Moonphase model features another technological advancement, a waxing and waning moon that never stands still as long as the watch is wound. While most moon phases click into position and don't move again until a certain segment of time has passed (typically one day), the Lange 1 Moonphase offers the most reliable depiction of moon time because it is always in motion.

    The moonphase disc is connected to the continuum of the hour wheel and emulates the moon's orbit with a deviation of merely .002 percent. The new Lange 1 Moonphase errs by only 1.9 seconds per day, or 57 seconds per lunar orbit (a total of about 11 minutes per year), as compared to other moonphase watches whose inaccuracies result in approximately 44 minutes per year.