• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

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    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 277

    A. Lange & Söhne. A very fine and rare platinum limited edition wristwatch with eccentric subsidiary seconds, made for the 125th anniversary of Wempe

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, 1815 SIDESTEP MODEL, NO. 09/50, WEMPE 125 JAHRE, 1878-2003, REF. 222.049, MOVEMENT NO. 41'009, CASE NO. 151'009, MANUFACTURED IN 2003

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    A. Lange & Söhne. A very fine and rare platinum limited edition wristwatch with eccentric subsidiary seconds, made for the 125th anniversary of Wempe
    Signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA, 1815 Sidestep model, No. 09/50, Wempe 125 Jahre, 1878-2003, ref. 222.049, movement no. 41'009, case no. 151'009, manufactured in 2003
    Cal. L944.1 finely hand-engraved three quarter plate silver gilt lever movement, 21 jewels, screwed gold chatons, swan neck regulator, black matte dial, white Arabic numerals, outer railway minute divisions, eccentric silvered engine-turned subsidiary seconds, circular case, glazed display back secured by six screws, platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    36 mm. diam.


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    With A. Lange & Söhne International Guarantee card and Wempe Guarantee card, both dated 27 January 2004, 1815 Sidestep operating instructions booklet, polishing cloth, original fitted black leather presentation box with silvered plaque engraved WEMPE Limitierte Edition in Platin, 09/50, and outer packagings.

    The present watch is number 9 of a strictly limited series of only 50 examples in platinum of the "1815 Sidestep", made in 2003 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Wempe. The silver gilt calibre L944.1 movements were specially made and hand-decorated for this model.

    Wempe
    Founded in 1878 by Gerhard Diederich Wilhelm Wempe in Elsfleth, Germany, the firm has always been a family enterprise, designing and retailing superior quality jewellery, watches and clocks. At present managed by third and fourth generation members Hellmut and Kim-Eva Wempe, the firm has branches throughout Europe and in New York.

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