A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte i/SA, "LANGE 1 TOURBILLON - Hommage to F. A. Lange", Movement No. 95917, Case No. 192129, Ref. 722.050, Lange manually wound manufacture calibre L961.2, 38,5 mm, circa 2012
A gentleman's extremely rare Glashuette wristwatch in mint condition with visible one-minute tourbillon with patented seconds stop device, regulator off-center hour dial, oversized date and 72h power reserve indicator - limited honey-colored 18k gold edition no. 132 of 150 pieces - with original box , Lange booklet, guarantee and original price tag Case: 18k 'honey' gold, screwed on sapphire glazed back, edition serial numbers on the caseback, 18k "Lange" white gold buckle. Dial: solid silver, rhodium-plated, window for tourbillon cage, large double window for date. Movm.: 3/4 plate movement, twin barrel, finely executed mirror-polished steel tourbillon cage, tourbillon and intermediate wheel cocks of honey-coloured gold decorated with hand-engravings, crown wheel cock with arc-grinding, Glucydur screw balance, chatoned diamond endstones on balance and tourbillon.
With this tourbillon A. Lange & Söhne produced a wristwatch that - in its appealing design as well as its amazing functionality - perfectly reflects the company’s over 150 years of expertise in the creation of precision timepieces. In honour of the legacy of the company’s founder F.A. Lange, A. Lange & Söhne created a limited special series of 150 timepieces on the occasion of the 150th anniversary - a trilogy of "TOURBOGRAPH ‘Pour le Mérite’", "LANGE 1 TOURBILLON" and "1815 MONDPHASE". A new type of gold alloy significantly harder than other gold alloys - the so-called honey gold - was developed specially for Lange & Söhne to use for these watches. The honey gold has a subtle warm hue to it & has a colour somewhere between white gold & yellow gold. With a Vickers hardness of over 300, this gold is about twice as hard as other gold alloys, making it more scratch resistant.
Estimate 80,000 - 100,000 €
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