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Important Collectors' Wristwatches, P...

New York, Jun 11, 2009

LOT 126

Platinum Wempe 1815 Sidestep A. Lange & Söhne, Glashütte i. SA, "1815 Sidestep," No. 07/50, Ref. 222.049. Made in a limited edition of 50 pieces in 2003 to commemorate the 125th anniversary of Wempe. Very fine and rare, water-resistant platinum wristwatch with a special decorated movement and a platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp. Accompanied by a fitted box.

C. Three-body, solid, polished and brushed, transparent case back with 6 screws, sapphire crystals. D. Bicolor black and silver with painted white Arabic numerals, outer minute track, subsidiary seconds dial at 4. White gold alpha hands. M. Cal. L 944.1, maillechort, hand engraved, 21 jewels, 5 in screw-mounted gold chatons, straight-line lever escapement, monometallic balance, shock absorber, self-compensating flat balance spring, swan-neck micrometer regulator. Dial, case and movement signed, case back also signed "Wempe - 125 Jahre - 1878-2003". Diam. 36 mm. Thickness 13 mm.

USD 10,000 - 15,000

EUR 7,500 - 11,000 / CHF 11,000 - 17,000

Sold: USD 14,400

Grading System
Grade: AAA


Case: 3-8


Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 1-01

As new

HANDS Original