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    Sale 1417

    Rare Watches Including Nautilus 40 Part II

    14 November 2016, Geneva

  • Lot 172

    A. Lange & Söhne. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold limited edition twin barrel one minute tourbillon wristwatch with oversized date, power reserve, original guarantee and box

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, LANGE 1 TOURBILLON MODEL, NO. 73/250, REF. 704.032, MOVEMENT NO. 16'162, CASE NO. 129'073, CIRCA 2001

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    A. Lange & Söhne. A very fine and rare 18K pink gold limited edition twin barrel one minute tourbillon wristwatch with oversized date, power reserve, original guarantee and box
    Signed A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte I/SA, Lange 1 Tourbillon model, No. 73/250, ref. 704.032, movement no. 16'162, case no. 129'073, circa 2001
    MOVEMENT: manual, cal. L961.1 three quarter plate, 49 jewels and 2 diamond endstones, screwed gold chatons, gold lever and gold escape wheel, finely hand-engraved gold bridges, three-armed polished steel tourbillon carriage visible through a glazed aperture in the dial
    DIAL: solid silver, eccentric hour dial with applied pink gold Roman and diamond-shape numerals, subsidiary seconds, large double window for date, eccentric aperture for power reserve indicator
    CASE: 18K pink gold, push button date corrector in the band, glazed display back secured by six screws, 38.5 mm. diam.
    SIGNED: case, dial and movement
    BRACELET/STRAP: A. Lange & Söhne crocodile leather strap, 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    ACCOMPANIED BY: A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee Certificate stamped by the retailer Juwelier Schindler and dated 12 December 2001, product literature, original fitted presentation box and outer packaging.


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    The Lange 1 Tourbillon model was in production between 2000 and 2003 and made in a limited edition of 250 examples in pink gold and 150 in platinum. The watch is the world's first wristwatch combining a tourbillon, a patented oversized date, twin barrels for the three days' power reserve and a progressive power reserve indicator.

    The movement is composed of 378 parts, the tourbillon consists of 72 pieces, its miniature steel cage is suspended between two diamond endstones and contains the balance wheel, the balance spring and the escapement.

    The present watch, no. 73 of the limited edition, is consigned by the original owner and preserved in very good overall condition.

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    Many of the watches offered for sale in this catalogue are pictured with straps made of endangered or protected animal materials such as alligator or crocodile. These lots are marked with the symbol ~ in the catalogue. These endangered species straps are shown for display purposes only and are not for sale. Christie’s will remove and retain the strap prior to shipment from the sale site. At some sale sites, Christie’s may, at its discretion, make the displayed endangered species strap available to the buyer of the lot free of charge if collected in person from the sale site within 1 year of the date of the sale. Please check with the department for details on a particular lot.