A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte i/SA, RICHARD LANGE, Movement No. 56516, Case No. 166473, Ref. 232.021 , Cal. L041.2, 40,5 mm, circa 2008
A gentleman's as new Glashuette wristwatch with centre seconds - with original box und transport carton, operating instructions and guarantee Case: 18k gold, screwed on sapphire glazed back, numbered, signed, later 18k gold "Lange" deployant clasp (original price EUR 2,350). Dial: solid silver, radial Roman hours, large centre seconds with seconds hand made of blued steel, signed, gold alpha hands. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, German silver, "fausses côtes" decoration, 5 adj., 26 jewels, 38h power reserve, hack feature, screwed gold chatons, Gyromax balance with own balance spring, very finely hand-engraved balance cock, incabloc shock protection, index spring fine adjusting device.
In the history of fine watchmaking, those stand out who best know how to implement the scientific findings of their time into their own constructions - Richard Lange certainly is one of them. He devoted himself to scientific research on timekeeping components all his life and produced a great number of innovative constructions that were realized in many patents. The RICHARD LANGE watch honours this great horological pioneer and long-time technical director at "A. Lange & Söhne".
The RICHARD LANGE embodies the tradition of A. Lange & Söhne’s scientific observation watches from the 19th and 20th centuries. All facets of this timepiece are dictated by two goals: superior precision and the utmost in legibility. The dial is reduced to three basic elements: hours, minutes and seconds. Readings are accurate to one-sixth of a second. Source: http://www.alange-soehne.com/en/timepieces/richard-lange/#richard-lange/introduction/232-032, as of 09/08/2015.
Estimate 19,000 - 23,000 €
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