Lot 193
  • 193

A. Lange & Söhne

30,000 - 50,000 USD
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  • A. Lange & Söhne
  • platinum, alligator
  • diameter 38.5 mm
• cal. L922.1 automatic German silver lever movement, 43 jewels, mono metallic compensation balance, 21k gold and platinum mini rotor • silvered dial, applied Roman numerals, luminescent hands, twin aperture for date, three engine turned subsidiary dials for day combined with 24-hour day/night indication, month with leap year indication and constant seconds with moon-phases • platinum case, sapphire crystal display back secured by six screws • case, dial and movement signed • with a platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle


CASE Case in overall good condition with light wear and surface scuffs from occasional use. Some very light surface lines to the upper lugs, and bezel at 3. Bezel with some very light scuffs throughout. Case overall may benefit from cleaning. Buckle with some scuffing. DIAL Dial in very good condition with some light debris. MOVEMENT Perpetual calendar, moon phases function working properly. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. ***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

Accompanied by an A. Lange & Söhne International Guarantee card, Guarantee booklet, instructional booklet, watch-winder booklet, one setting pin and two batteries. Together with a presentation box with watch winder, and outer packaging. A Lange & Söhne introduced the Langematik Perpetual in 2004 as the world's first automatic watch with a perpetual calendar and over-sized twin aperture date. This watch elegantly displays the firm's desire to continually push technological advancement with each of their pieces.  

The revolutionary Sax-O-Mat movement features a zero-reset seconds hand, which creates a more accurate timepiece. While this was initially used only for the seconds hand in previous models, the Langematik Perpetual employs this function by having a main pusher which can control all of the functions, including the calendar and moon phases, at once. 

As a testament to the accuracy of this piece, unlike many watches displaying moon-phases, which lose a full day in just 2.5 years, the present lot will take a full 122.6 years to lose a single day.