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    Sale 5385

    Jewels at South Kensington Including Fine Hermès Handbags

    9 December 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 183

    An 18ct. gold automatic "Langematick" wristwatch, by A Lange & Sonhe

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    An 18ct. gold automatic "Langematick" wristwatch, by A Lange & Sonhe
    The circular white dial with baton hour markers, luminous hands, double window for date and subsidiary seconds, the case with date change button in the band and down turned lugs, the glazed reverse revealing the 45 jewel movement, to an integral fancy brick link bracelet
    37 mm.
    Dial and movement signed A lange & Söhne Glashütte I/SA SAX-O-MAT, case No. 13020, the case signed A lange & Söhne Glashütte I/SA and No. 120957


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    Post Lot Text

    The designation for Lange's self-winding movements, SAX-0-MAT, stands for "Saxony", the firm's state of origin, "0" is the numeral zero and signifies the zero-reset time-setting mechanism and "MAT" stands for automatic.

    Lange's patented "zero-reset" mechanism simplifies the synchronization of the watch with a time signal. When the crown is pulled out it automatically causes the seconds hand to jump to the 12 o'clock or "zero" position.