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A. Lange & Söhne

Lange 1 'Stealth', Reference 101.025 A platinum wristwatch with digital date display and power reserve indication Circa 1996 | 朗格 | Lange 1 'Stealth' 型號 101.025 鉑金腕錶備數字日期及動力儲存顯示,製作年份約 1991

A. Lange & Söhne

A. Lange & Söhne

Lange 1 'Stealth', Reference 101.025 A platinum wristwatch with digital date display and power reserve indication Circa 1996 | 朗格 | Lange 1 'Stealth' 型號 101.025 鉑金腕錶備數字日期及動力儲存顯示,製作年份約 1991

Lange 1 'Stealth', Reference 101.025 A platinum wristwatch with digital date display and power reserve indication Circa 1996 | 朗格 | Lange 1 'Stealth' 型號 101.025 鉑金腕錶備數字日期及動力儲存顯示,製作年份約 1991

A. Lange & Söhne


Lange 1, Reference 101.025

A platinum wristwatch with digital date display and power reserve indication

Circa 1996


朗格

Lange 1 'Stealth' 型號 101.025 鉑金腕錶備數字日期及動力儲存顯示,製作年份約 1991


Dial: silvered

Calibre: cal. 901.0 manual winding, 53 jewels

Movement number: 5’180

Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display case back secured by 6 screws

Case number: 117’003

Closure: platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle 

Size: 38.5mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement 

Box: no

Papers: no

Accessories: A. Lange & Söhne Proof of Origin and service invoice

MVT: running at the time of cataloging. Date advancing and power reserve working

Case: in good condition. Light surface scratches throughout the case and lugs. Fine line at 4 o'clock, stronger one between the lower lugs and dings at 11 o'clock. Dents to the back of the lower lugs around the spring bars. Heavy scratching to the buckle. Case likely polished.

Dial:in very good condition


"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."

The ‘Lange 1’ was among the first pieces released by A. Lange & Söhne following Walter Lange’s resurrection of the iconic German manufacturer in the early 1990s. It quickly became an icon in the world of fine watchmaking, a product of innovation and inspired by years of tradition.With features such as the off-centered dial configuration and the novel outsize date give freshness to the traditional features of the German timepieces such as the three-quarter plate and the screwed gold chatons. While its display is seemingly disordered, the placement of the dial is the result of precise calculations and complex rules of symmetry, relying on the mathematics of the golden ratio and perfectly balanced. 

But when it comes to watchmaking, A. Lange & Söhne is not only about appearance, and the present reference is a wonderful example of the intricacies and great care given to the process of making the movement. With its characteristic bridges in German silver - a nickel, copper and zinc alloy - the Lange 1 is powered by the manual-winding calibre  901.0 with 53 jewels and more than 350 components which run A. Lange & Söhne’s signature digital date display window and a power reserve indicator. 


With its platinum case and silver dial, the present lot is a great example of the variant of the Lange 1 commonly nicknamed “the Stealth '' for its discrete and homogenous array of colours and its fame and desirability have resulted in the release of different iterations by the German manufacturer. The present lot thus presents a great opportunity to acquire an early example of this iconic model for any horological enthusiast.