A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Big Date 308.027 18k White Gold c.1998

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The Watch

The Langematik line was born in 1997, after the company had created the exceptional automatic L921.2 caliber (or the Sax-O-Mat) and is a result of the 5 years work and the genius of the now retired movement designer Helmut Geyer. Even today, the caliber L921.2 (non date) or the L921.4 (with date) is the automatic movement to have from A. Lange & Söhne.
As mentioned above, the Langematik line was introduced in 1997 and is the first automatic watch family of A. Lange & Söhne. These Lange's are really starting to rocket as interest is growing intensely in the early Walter Lange era pieces.
In 2014, before his sad death in 2017, our colleagues over at Hodinkee visited the A.Lange & Söhne HQ and met Walter Lange, his daily watch? None other than a 308.027 Big Date.
Hodinkee claim Walter said  "that he remembers when this watch was in development and how excited he was for it to be made because it gave him everything he wanted in an every-day watch including the trademark outsize date" and that he was "unrelenting in his praise of the Langematik with Outsized Date".
You cannot really ask for a better endorsement of the 308.027 than that!
This example dates from 1998 and is in a 37mm 18k White Gold Case with Black Dial is absolutely spectacular. In fantastic condition, the Watch is all original.
View Walter Lange's choice in a video: here

The Specs

Age:  1998.
Reference: 308.027.
Serial Number: 121XXX
Movement: Automatic with Date Function, Quickset Date and 0 reset feature.
Calibre: L921.4
Timekeeping: Keeping Excellent time.
Service History: Fully Professionally Inspected and Regulated January 2023.
Dial: Original A. Lange & Söhne Black Factory Dial.
Case: 18k White Gold.
Case Size: 37/39mm 44.8mm end of lug to lug.
Bezel: Solid.
Water Resistant?: 50m. Submerging in Water is not recommended.
Hands: Original Handset.
Crystal: Original.
Crown: Original.
Strap/Bracelet: Original A. Lange & Söhne Black Leather Strap with 18k White Gold Lange Buckle. Worn but good order, comes with an extra NOS .A Lange & Söhne Black Leather Strap.
Lug Width: 19mm.
Box and Papers: No. Watch Only.

Getting Acquainted

Bits that stand out:
- Legendary Movement.
- This reference was Walter Lange's personal Daily Watch!
-  Black Dial on that White Gold case is phenomenal.
- Excellent Investment.
-All Original.
Nitty Gritty:
-Some very minor Scratches to the soft 18k Gold case but very very minor.

Overall the Sax-O-Mat is in excellent condition.
The Case has its original factory finish, there are some small scratches but very minor.
The Crown is original.
Crystal is in excellent condition and is original.
The Dial is in fantastic condition.
A. Lange & Söhne Black Leather Strap is used but in good order with plenty of wear left. Included is a NOS strap also.
Fantastic Investment Opportunity.