The timepieces that we are offering at this auction are coming from all over the world and from some of the most prominent collections.
An incredibly impressive selection of truly rare Rolex Daytonas. A stunning and rare Cartier watch. A Patek Philippe in platinum from the 1920s, coming to auction for the first time, the John Goldberger Calatrava, which is one of the most sought-after reference 530s, to name but a few.
Session I: Saturday 21 October, 2:30 PM – lots 1 to 108
Session II: Sunday 22 October, 10:30 AM – lots 109 to 172
Session III: Sunday 22 October, 2:30 PM – lots 173 to 281
191 Lange & Söhne Fine and Attractive, Lange 1, Date and Power Reserve Wristwatch in Pink Gold, Reference 101 032
Estimate: € 9,000 – 18,000
Sold € 16,900
Model: Lange 1
Case Material: Pink Gold
Bracelet Material: Leather Strap
Case N°: 126 595
Movement N°: 15896
Dimensions: 38.5 mm
Signed: Dial, Movement and Case
First introduced in 1994, the Lange 1 is the most recognizable watch ever created by A. Lange & Söhne and became an instant classic among collectors. It is the first Lange watch of the new era and represents a culmination of what connoisseurs of fine watches associate with the legendary “A. Lange & Söhne” heritage. The dial is designed with the golden ratio in mind: the patented, oversized date demonstrates how tradition and ingenuity can come together in style. This useful feature, inspired by the digital clock in Dresden’s Semper Opera, improves the legibility of the date by about three times in comparison with conventional displays. The playful dial shows eccentric time and seconds, power reserve at 3 and the date in an asymmetrical, yet very aesthetically pleasing configuration. This elegant silvered dial is complemented by 18k gold hands and indexes that give it its warm and inviting appeal. The movement is Lange’s hand-wound calibre L901.0, with three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver and decorated with Glashütte ribbing. Cased in a pretty generous 38.5 mm pink gold case, the watch has been preserved incredibly well during these years, still showing deep engravings on the back and original proportions. After two decades the Lange 1 remains virtually unchanged since its introduction, with very few watches being able to gain an iconic status in such a short period of time.