A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2006
    Reference No: 310.025
    Movement No: 47’263
    Case No: 159’590
    Model Name: Langematik Perpetual
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. 922.1, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee dated February 2006 and stamped Hausmann Condotti SRL, Rome, A. Lange & Söhne Watch Winder presentation box, Lange setting pin, leather envelop with product literature, polish cloth and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Released in 2004, A. Lange & Söhne’s Langematik Perpetual was at the heart of the brands rebirth following its demise during World War II. The Saxony based manufacture sought to recapture its reputation for innovative technology and precision timekeeping and with their initial release of four innovative wristwatches in 1994, including the Tourbillon Pour le Mérite, the first wristwatch to feature a chain and fusée, the brand has continued to release wristwatches that are classic and decidedly German in aesthetic. The Langematik brought the perpetual calendar moon phase pocket watches of their past to the forefront but with a 21st century movement. The revolutionary timepiece featured a “zero-reset” mechanism for more accurate timing, as the crown was pulled out the constant seconds hand immediately reset to zero. Additionally, it featured a calendar correction system, that adjusted the day, date and moon phase through a case corrector to easily move the three forward together in time.

    This classic horological complication maintains traditional watchmaking with a timepiece that adjusts every four years to compensate for the leap year. The dial features A. Lange & Söhne patented oversized date windows, along with subsidiary dials for month, night and day 24-hour indication and day. It also features the SAX-O-MAT designation, found on their automatic watches, standing for SAX, Saxony the German state, 0 (zero) for “zero-reset” and MAT for automatic movement. The present example is very well preserved and a shining example of the skill and unrivalled craftsmanship that Walter Lange brought back to the firm. The perpetual calendar wristwatch is one of the most fascinating of all the complications in horology, and the Langematik is an exemplary timepiece. It is a testament to the fine art of German watchmaking.

  • 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. 310.025
A very fine and attractive platinum perpetual calendar wristwatch with oversized date, moon phase, 24-hour indication, leap year indication, zero-reset function, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2006
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$350,000

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