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    Sale 1357

    Important Watches

    17 November 2008, Geneva

  • Lot 137

    A. Lange & Söhne. A very fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch with oversized date

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE IN SACHSEN, SAXONIA MODEL, REF. 102.002, CASE NO. 110'452, MANUFACTURED IN 1994

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    A. Lange & Söhne. A very fine and rare 18K gold wristwatch with oversized date
    Signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte in Sachsen, Saxonia model, ref. 102.002, case no. 110'452, manufactured in 1994
    Cal. L901.0 three quarter plate nickel-finished lever movement, 30 jewels, screwed gold chatons, finely hand-engraved balance bridge, swan neck regulator, silvered dial, lozenge-shaped and baton numerals, large double window for date, subsidiary seconds, circular case, back secured by six screws, 18K gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    34 mm. diam.


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    With A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee Certificate dated March 1995 stamped by W. Becker, Hamburg, original Bill of Delivery dated 29 March 1995, operating instructions, original fitted black leather presentation box and outer packaging.

    The Saxonia models were available as of spring 1995 and according to the original A. Lange & Söhne delivery note dated 29 March 2003 to their retailer W. Becker & Cie. KG in Hamburg, the present watch appears to be the number 1 of reference 102.002.

    The Saxonia was one of the firm's first models of the new era. Introduced to a spellbound audience at the Dresden Palace in 1994, it pays tribute to Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the founder of the precision watchmaking industry in Glashütte. The name of this distinctive timepiece proudly refers not only to the German state of Saxony, but also to values rooted in the region's history, such as beauty and perfection. Every detail of its beautiful dial, the elegant case design and the lavishly hand-finished movement transport the values of Saxon precision watchmaking from its pioneering days to the present.