• IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A  auction at Christies

    Sale 1369

    IMPORTANT WATCHES Including A CONNOISSEUR'S VISION

    16 November 2009, Geneva

  • Lot 284

    A. Lange & Söhne. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold twin barrel two time zone world time wristwatch with oversized date, day and night indication, power reserve and hack feature

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, LANGE 1 TIME ZONE MODEL, REF. 116.032, MOVEMENT NO. 58'799, CASE NO. 168'963, MANUFACTURED IN 2007

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    A. Lange & Söhne. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold twin barrel two time zone world time wristwatch with oversized date, day and night indication, power reserve and hack feature
    Signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte i/SA, Lange 1 Time Zone model, ref. 116.032, movement no. 58'799, case no. 168'963, manufactured in 2007
    Cal. L031.1 three quarter plate silver twin barrel lever movement, 54 jewels, screwed gold chatons, swan neck regulator, hand-engraved balance bridges, solid silver dial, eccentric hour dial with applied gold lozenge-shaped and Roman numerals, two small subsidiary dials for day/night display and subsidiary seconds, small eccentric engine-turned subsidiary dial for second time zone with Arabic numerals, day/night display, sector for power reserve, rotating outer ring indicating the names of 24 world cities, large double window for date, large circular case, downturned lugs, second time adjustment and rapid date correction buttons in the left band, glazed display back secured by six screws, 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    42 mm. diam.


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    With A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee dated 10 October 2007, Guarantee & Service booklet, original sales tag, Lange 1 Time Zone instruction manual, original fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    Introduced into the market in 2005, the Lange 1 Time Zone is another example of A. Lange & Söhne's conception of exceptional watchmaking, uniting several complications, aesthetics, readability and simplicity of use.

    The model features two eccentric dials each with its own independent day/night indicator. Using a system which allows easy adjustment, the wearer can select which time zone is to be displayed on the larger of the two dials: home time, or the local time in a particular country, or any other time zone. The second time zone can also be easily selected using a pushbutton and a rotating city ring. With each push, the city ring and the hands of the second time zone advance simultaneously one notch and one hour. The oversized date is automatically synchronized with the larger of the two dials.

    The movement is Lange's hand-wound calibre L031.1, 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.

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    Prospective purchasers are advised that several countries prohibit the importation of property containing materials from endangered species, including but not limited to coral, ivory and tortoiseshell. Accordingly, prospective purchasers should familiarize themselves with relevant customs regulations prior to bidding if they intend to import this lot into another country.