998. A. Lange & Söhne A fne and rare limited edition platinum astronomical wristwatch with moon phases, guarantee and box, numbered 108 of a limited edition of 150 pieces, made to commemorate 150th anniversary of Emil Lange’s birth 朗格， 「1815 Emil Lange Moonphase」型號231.035，精細及罕有， 限量版鉑金天文月相腕錶，為紀念Emil Lange限量發行150枚， 編號第108號，約1999年製。附錶盒、原裝證書、說明書 Manufacturer Year
A. Lange & Söhne Circa 1999
Reference No. Movement No. Case No. Model Name
231.035 14’339 No. 108/150, 124’358 1815 Emil Lange Moonphase Material Platinum Calibre Manual, cal. L943.1, 26 Jewels Bracelet/Strap Alligator Clasp/Buckle Platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle Dimensions 36mm Diameter Signed Case, dial, movement buckle signed Estimate
HKD 160,000-240,000 USD 20,500-30,800 Accessories Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee, ftted presentation box, instruction manual, hang tag and outer packaging
The A. Lange & Söhne, 1815 Emil Lange Moonphase, reference 231.035 was introduced in 1999 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of Emil Lange’s birthday, son of the founder Ferdinand Lange. Following in his father’s footsteps, he continued his legacy in watchmaking, producing some of the most sophisticated and complicated timepieces available at the time. Produced in a limited series of 150 pieces in platinum and a 250 pieces in pink gold was the brands frst wristwatch to feature moonphases. The present example in platinum and numbered 108/150, is ofered in overall excellent condition and displays seven applied 18K white gold appliques forming the Big Dipper constellation on the dial, one of the most distinctive asterisms in the universe. The moon phase demonstrates A. Lange & Söhne’s technical skill with a movement, which automatically adjusts twice a day and will only deviate from the orbital position by one day afer 1058 years. The reference sold out quickly when frst released.
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