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A. Lange and Sohne FIRST SERIES Lange 1 101.001 18K Yellow Gold SOLID BACK Ref. 101.001

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A. Lange and Sohne FIRST SERIES Lange 1 101.001 18K Yellow Gold SOLID BACK (43254)

A. Lange & Sohne 101.001 Lange 1 FIRST SERIES, 101001, one of the earliest original solid back Lange 1 to have surfaced on the market, 18k yellow gold on a strap with an 18k yellow gold tank buckle, the yellow gold case is in outstanding original condition with little signs of detailing, very early manual wind A. Lange & Sohne caliber L901.0, big date, power reserve indicator, small seconds, silver dial with applied yellow gold Roman numerals and index markers, solid case back, diameter: 38.5mm, thickness: 10mm, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 3 atm, solid caseback which is only seen on the first series Lange 1 models, 113XXX serial number (circa 1995). An extremely rare opportunity to own an iconic and early lange 1 101.001. Excellent condition with original box and papers that are stamped with no date. (43254)


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More about FIRST SERIES Lange 1 101.001 18K Yellow Gold SOLID BACK

This is an 18K yellow gold A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 FIRST SERIES 101.001. It is one of the earliest original solid back Lange 1 watches to surface in the marketplace. It has an alligator leather strap with an 18k yellow gold tang buckle and a solid case back secured with 6 screws engraved with "A. LANGE & SOHNE – GLASHUTTE IN SACHSEN," and hallmarks. There is a signed pull-out winding crown and a rectangular push button is at 10 o'clock on the left-side case band for quick adjustment of the date. The solid, three-body 38.5mm diameter case, straight lugs, and rounded bezel are polished. The recessed dial is silver with an off-centered time dial at 9 o'clock, and a recessed small constant running seconds subsidiary dial with black markers and a gold indicator hand with a skeletonized diamond-shaped counterbalance is at 5 o'clock. There are applied rose gold Roman numerals at the quarter hours, applied diamond-shaped hour index markers, and rose gold dauphine sword hour and minute hands. The gold-framed big date double window is at the 2 o'clock position, and there is a fan-shaped up/down 3-day power reserve indicator at 3 with a gold sword indicator hand. It's water resistant to 30meters (100 feet), it has a 72-hour power reserve at full winding and the 10mm thick case, dial and movement are all signed. This A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 FIRST SERIES 101.001 has a mechanical manual winding A. Lange & Sohne caliber L901.0 movement. It's rhodium plated with Cotes de Geneve embellishment and it's constructed with German ¾ plate, 53 jewels, and 9 screwed-in mounted gold chatons. It includes the patented fan-shaped hand-engraved balance cock with a horseshoe-shaped precision whiplash index adjuster. There is a self-compensating flat balance spring, a hand-engraved balance bridge, and a swan-neck micrometer regulator. It has blued screws, a shock absorber system, a monometallic balance that's adjusted to temperature and 5 positions, and the mechanism oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3Hz). The A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 FIRST SERIES 101.001 was introduced in 1996; this has a 1995 serial number. Only the earliest production Lang 1 First Series watches had screw-down solid case backs.

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