A. Lange und Soehne 310.021 Langematik Perpetual Calendar Full Set Yellowgold

€ 49,800.00

Beautiful A. Lange & Söhne Langematik perpetual calendar with the reference number 310.021 in 18k yellow gold. To make sure you always see the right time the automatic caliber L922.1 works in the inside with the following functions: hours - minutes - small seconds - perpetual calendar: date - day of the week - month - moon phases - leap years - 24-hour display. With a diameter of 38.5 mm, it can be worn very elegantly on any wrist no matter whether male or female. This masterpiece is on a Lange leather strap with ALS pin buckle in 18k yellow gold and is in amazing condition. In addition to the beautiful ALS, it also comes in a amazing full set with box and outer carton - operating instructions - original certificate (bought in 2003 at a German retailer) - service book (Buch zur Uhr with two services) - service invoice - leather map - ALS correction pin. This item is subject to margin tax §25A UStG. This item is directly available.

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Launched in 1997, the Langematik is exemplary of the almost forgotten "to be more than to appear" in our society. The watch, which appears so restrained and unobtrusive on the outside, proves to be a treasure trove of traditional watchmaking and technical innovation. The classic design of the Langematik gives no hint of the ingenious technology concealed within the case. A. Lange & Söhne took around seven years to introduce a perpetual calendar, but in 2001 the Langematik Perpetual was unveiled to the world. However, the company was not breaking new ground with the Langematik Perpetual, as pocket watches with perpetual calendars had already been produced between 1887 and 1931 under the management of Ferdinand Adolph Lange's sons and grandsons. The combination of the Lange outsize date with the complicated mechanics of a calendar circuit, which in addition to the date also displays the month, the day of the week, the position of the moon and the four-year cycle from one leap year to the next, is new and thus different from all previously built watches with a perpetual calendar.
Due to the large amount of information that a watch with a perpetual calendar has to provide, it seems difficult to place the various displays on a dial and still make it clear and easy to read. However, A. Lange & Söhne also solved this task satisfactorily, whereby the Saxons obviously benefited from the large date window and the clear small seconds display, two characteristics of their watches that have a dominant position on the dial in accordance with their importance. The fact that the seconds display has hardly lost any of its usual clarity, despite the moon phase display integrated into its sub-dial, is particularly noteworthy. The large date and seconds display, together with the bold gold hands, the appropriately sized printed minute scale and the applied gold numerals, allow the "basic information" to be obtained quickly at a glance.