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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2004
    Reference No: 403.035
    Movement No: 44***
    Case No: 157***
    Model Name: Datograph "Philippe Dufour"
    Material: 18ct Rose Gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L951.1
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold Lange pin buckle
    Accessories: Accompanied by Lange fitted box, outer packaging and A.Lange & Söhne Proof Of Origin.

  • 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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Ref. 403.035
Described by Philippe Dufour as the best serially produced watch in the world, it is impossible to sing the praises of Lange & Söhne's iconic chronograph highly enough. Designed from the ground up the dial has an unmistakeable symmetry, balance and poise but the star of the show is the manually wound, in-house chronograph movement. When the rose gold, black dial variant was spotted on the wrist of Mr Dufour, a nickname was born; the 'Dufourgraph' was only in production between 2003 and 2005 which adds rarity to an already irresistible slice of horological history. Found in superb condition with Lange's extract from the archives and Lange box.