A. Lange & SÃ¶hne
- A FINE AND RARE SET OF 2 LIMITED EDITION WRISTWATCHES, ONE IN WHITE GOLD AND ONE IN PINK GOLD WITH TWIN BARREL, OVERSIZED DATE, POWER RESERVE INDICATION AND MOON-PHASES AND CONSTELLATIONS DISPLAY OF THE NORTHERN AND SOUTHERN HEMISPHERES
CIRCA 2003 GRAND LANGE 1 LUNA MUNDI NO 25/101
â¢ cal. L901.8 manual winding nickel lever movement, 54 jewels, mono-metallic balance â¢ silvered dials, eccentric time display showing the Constellation of Ursa Major, oversized double apertures for date, sector for power reserve, subsidiary dial for seconds and phases of the moon for the northern hemisphere with lunar calendar â¢ 18k white gold case, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws â¢ case, dial and movement signed â¢ with an 18k white gold A. Lange & SÃ¶hne buckle
â¢ cal. L901.7 manual winding nickel lever movement, 54 jewels, mono-metallic balance â¢ silvered dials, eccentric time display showing the Constellation of Southern Cross, oversized double apertures for date, sector for power reserve, subsidiary dial for seconds and phases of the moon for the southern hemisphere with lunar calendar â¢ 18k pink gold case, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws â¢ case, dial and movement signed â¢ with an 18k pink gold A. Lange & SÃ¶hne buckle
With 2 A. Lange & SÃ¶hne International Guarantee Cards, booklets and 2 setting pins. Together with a presentation box and 2 travelling cases.
The design of the LANGE 1 incorporates the knowledge and the skills of an entire dynasty of A. Lange & SÃ¶hne. After the production was ceased for more than 40 years due to World War II, the LANGE 1 was the first watch introduced by the German master watch maker in the new era. The model showcases many iconic and distinctive features including the patented, easy-to-read oversized date apertures and the asymmetric dial display which are used in many of the brand's future creations.
The GRAND LANGE 1 "Luna Mundi" was presented as a set of two watches displaying the accurate waxing and waning of the moon as seen on both sides of the equator. The "Ursa Major" model in white gold depicts the moonphases for the Northern Hemisphere while the "Southern Cross" in pink gold reproduces them for the Southern Hemisphere. Both Lange moons change phases continuously and not just in sudden increments once or twice a day as in conventional watches. In addition, the mechanism was computed precisely that the displays deviate from the synodic lunar orbit by only one day in 122.6 years.
The "Ursa Major" calibre L901.8 movement comprises 398 individual parts, while the "Southern Cross" calibre L901.7 requires four more parts, including an additional wheel that reverses the rotation of the moon disc. These watches were available exclusively in sets of two and the edition is limited to 101 sets, first introduced in 2003 and sold out in 2004. The current examples are number 25.