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Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

New York, Apr 15, 2015

LOT 161

A. LANGE & SOHNE, LANGE 1 ZEITZONE, PINK GOLD A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte i./Sa., "Lange 1 Time Zone," No. 52640, case No. 162456, Ref. 116.032. Production of this reference started in 2005, sold January 27th, 2006. Very fine and rare, water-resistant 18K pink gold wristwatch with "World Time" system, off-center hour dial, oversized date, power reserve indication, night and day indication for each time zone and an 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle. Accompanied by the original fitted box, guarantee and instruction manual.

Three-body, solid, polished, transparent case back with 6 screws, curved straight lugs, push buttons on the band to advance the quick date, the independently adjustable jump- type second time zone and city ring, sapphire crystals. Solid silver, at 9 main hour dial with subsidiary seconds and day/night indication, applied pink gold radial Roman numerals and indexes, at 5 second time zone with subsidiary day/ night indication and pink gold index, at 3 sector for the up-and down indication, at 1 aperture for the oversized double digit date, outer revolving 24-hour ring featuring names of 24 major cities. Pink gold alpha hands. Cal. L 031.1, Glashütte 3/4 plate in German silver, 54 jewels including 4 in screw mounted gold chatons, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance adjusted to 5 positions, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator, hand-engraved balance and intermediate wheel bridges.

USD 25,000 - 35,000

HKD 194,000 - 272,000 / CHF 25,000 - 35,000


Grading System
Grade: AAA

Excellent

Case: 1

As new

Movement: 1*

As new

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original


Notes

Dial, case and movement signed. DIAM. 42 mm. THICKNESS 12 mm.