A. Lange and Sohne 221.021 1815 Up & Down 18K Yellow Gold (34757)

34757 A. Lange & Sohne 221.021 1815 Up & Down, 221021, 18k yellow gold on a strap with an 18k yellow gold tang buckle, manual wind Lange caliber L942.1 movement, silver dial with black Arabic numerals, blued steel hands, power reserve, small seconds, sapphire crystal, display back, diameter: 36mm, thickness: 8mm, Like New with Lange service box and service papers dated Aug 2019 where a full service and case detail were completed.


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This is an 18K yellow gold A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up & Down 221.021. It has an alligator leather strap with a matching 18k yellow gold tang buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has a screw down winding crown, and an exhibition sapphire display case back secured with 6 screws, and engraved with "A. LANGE & SOHNE – GLASHUTTE – SACHSEN," a serial number, and hallmarks. The 36mm diameter solid three-body case, rounded bezel, and downturned lugs are polished. The dial is silver with black painted Arabic hour numerals, blued steel alpha hands, and an outer railroad-style minute track. There is a subsidiary small seconds dial at the 4 o'clock position, and a 45-hour up-and-down power reserve dial at 8 o'clock. It's water resistant to 25 meters/80 feet, and the 8mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up & Down 221.021 has a mechanical manual winding A. Lange & Sohne Caliber L942.1 movement made of Glashutte three-quarter plate, and it's rhodium plated with Glashutte ribbing embellishment. It's constructed with 27 rubies, 6 screw-mounted gold chatons, and a shock absorber mechanism. It includes a Nivarox spring with gooseneck fine adjustment, a beat adjustment via a regulating screw, and a straight-line lever escapement. It has a self-compensating flat balance spring, a monometallic Glucydur screw balance that's adjusted to 5 positions, and the rotor oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz).

The 1815 collection of this A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up & Down 221.021 refers to the birth year of company founder Ferdinand A. Lange. The up & down power-reserve indicator was originally utilized in historic pocket watches and marine chronometers, dating back to a Lange patent granted in 1879.