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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 172

    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. 51'922, CASE NO. 161'824, MANUFACTURED IN 2008

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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. 51'922, case no. 161'824, manufactured in 2008
    Cal. L901.5 three quarter plate nickel-finished lever movement, 54 jewels, finely hand-engraved balance bridge, swan neck regulator, solid silver dial, small hour dial with applied gold lozenge-shaped and Roman numerals, large double window for date, eccentric sector for power reserve indicator, subsidiary seconds with moon phases, heavy circular case, glazed display 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 booklet dated 4 February 2008,
    Lange 1 Moonphase operating instructions, setting pin, fitted black 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.

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    Please note that this watch is fully signed.
    Veuillez noter que cette montre est entierement signee par Lange & Soehne.