A. Lange & Söhne - Perpetual London | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2011
    Reference No: 404.035
    Movement No: 67***
    Case No: 177***
    Model Name: Double Split
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L001.1
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployment clasp
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee, instruction manual, product literature, outer packaging and fitted presentation box. Period DVD of the Lange Double Split included.
    Provenance: Property of an Important Private Collector

  • Provenance

    Property of an Important Private Collector

  • Artist Biography

    A. Lange & Söhne

    German • 1845

    Originally founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in Glashütte, Dresden, Germany, the firm established an entire watchmaking culture and industry in Glashütte. The brand quickly became Germany's finest watchmaker, first creating dependable, easy-to-repair watches before going on to produce some of the world's finest complicated pocket watches, including Grande Sonnerie watches, tourbillon watches and Grande Complications.

    On the final day of World War II, their factories were destroyed by Russian bombers, and in 1948 the brand was confiscated by the Soviet Union. Following the fall of the Berlin Wall in 1990, Ferdinand's great grandson Walter Lange re-established the brand with the objective to once again produce top-quality luxury watches. Now part of the Richemont Group, its original vintage and modern creations are highly coveted by collectors. Key models from the modern era include the Lange 1, Pour Le Mérite Tourbillon and the Zeitwerk.

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In 2004, A. Lange & Söhne introduced the Double Split. Marking an important moment for the history of horology, the A. Lange & Söhne Double Split is the first wristwatch in the world to feature a flyback chronograph with double rattrapante mechanism. Housed in the large 43mm diameter case lies the metropolis of the in-house caliber. L001.1. At immediate glance, the uninitiated would think that the Double Split is an oversized variant of the Datograph due to its similar case design and dial layout. However, the Double Split exceeds all expectations. Fitted with a split seconds hand, the chronograph is able to perform lap time measurements and time comparisons. With a movement comprised of 465 individual components, the Double Split is one of the most complicated movements ever crafted. Found complete with full accessories including International Guarantee and period DVD.

2011

Price £79,950