A. Lange & Söhne. A very rare and important limited edition 18ct honey gold calendar tourbillon manual wind wristwatch with power reserve Lange 1 Tourbillon Homage to F.A. Lange, Ref:722.050, Sold in August 2012
Lot 1185
A. Lange & Söhne. A very rare and important limited edition 18ct honey gold calendar tourbillon manual wind wristwatch with power reserve Lange 1 Tourbillon Homage to F.A. Lange, Ref:722.050, Sold in August 2012
HK$ 1.06 million - 1.3 million
US$ 140,000 - 170,000
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Lot Details
A. Lange & Söhne. A very rare and important limited edition 18ct honey gold calendar tourbillon manual wind wristwatch with power reserve
Lange 1 Tourbillon Homage to F.A. Lange, Ref:722.050, Sold in August 2012
49-jewel Cal. L961.2, engraved Glashütte 3/4 plate and balance bridge, 2 diamond end stones in screw-mounted gold chatons, lateral lever escapement with one-minute tourbillon regulator, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating Breguet balance spring, twin mainspring barrel for 100 hours power reserve, engine turned silvered dial, eccentric hour and minute dial, applied Roman numeral and rhombus shaped hour markers, polished feuille hands, double aperture for date, power reserve indication, aperture displaying one-minute tourbillon regulator, brushed and polished case with screwed exhibition case back, push button on the band for date adjustment, fitted leather strap with 18ct honey gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle, together with fitted box, certificate, valid warranty until August 2014, instruction manual and swing tag, case, dial and movement signed
38mm.

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  • 朗格 罕有18K蜜糖金男裝日曆手動陀飛輪腕錶 具動力儲備 售於2012年

    Specially created in 2010 to celebrate the founder of the A. Lange & Söhne manufacture, F. A. Lange, the Lange 1 Tourbillon was made in a limited edition of 150 pieces. It houses the impressive Caliber L961.2 which comprises an impressive 381 parts of which 84 are for the tourbillon cage. Subtly cased in a golden hue of honey gold which is exclusive to A. Lange & Söhne, this precious material purportedly has a Vickers hardness 300 HV. The usual 18ct gold is rated from 85 to 125 Vickers, making this stronger than other gold alloys. The hands, tourbillon cock, bridge and intermediate wheel clock of this present lot are also made of this precious metal. Another impressive feature of this reference is the much lauded patented stop function that allows the tourbillon escapement to come to rest whilst the crown is pulled out and the watch is being wound or adjusted.
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