One of the finest selections of vintage and contemporary watches we were able to put together. We tried to do our best to offer you extremely rare and well preserved collectable pieces of the best manufactures.
Session I: Saturday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 104
Session II: Sunday 23 October, 10:30 AM – lots 105 to 179
Session III: Sunday 23 October, 2:30 PM – lots 180 to 271
123 Lange & Söhne Very Precious and Desirable, Lange 1 Time Zone, Wristwatch, in Platinum, With Time-Zone function, Reference 116 025, Box and Papers
Estimate: € 25,000 – 50,000
Sold € 40,300
Model: Lange 1 Time Zone
Case Material: Platinum
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 207812
Movement N°: 96475
Dimensions: 42 mm
Signed: Dial, Case and Movement
Accessories: Box and Papers
Lange & Söhne was one of the first watchmakers to set up shop in the now-iconic town of Glashutte in Germany in 1845 by Adolf Lange an apprentice under experienced watchmaker J.C. Friedrich Gutkaes. The lot offered here is a charismatic example of both German engineering and aesthetic that was introduced in 2005. The dial is crafted from solid silver and graced with solid-gold appliqués and hour markers. The hands are made of rhodium gold and blued steel. The second time zone in the smaller dial can be set separately by activating the pusher at 7 o’clock while the date can be adjusted by the one at 10 o’clock or by changing the time of the main dial. Moreover there are two small subsidiary dials for a day/night display and subsidiary seconds, sector for power reserve, rotating the outer ring for the names of 24 world cities, large double window for date, all are powered by the spectacular caliber L031.1 into a large platinum round case still in perfect conditions. Furthermore, this example is offered with its original box and warranty confirming its sale on November 26, 2014.