A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII Hong Kong Saturday, June 5, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 130.032F/LS1304AF
    Movement No: 69872
    Case No: 190'012
    Model Name: Lange 31
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L034.1, 62 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold A. Lange & Söhne deployant folding clasp
    Dimensions: 46mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee dated 13th November 2009 stamped Pendulum Ltd, Thailand, instruction manual, winding tools, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    At a first glance, the Lange 31 embodies personalities that are instantaneously recognisable of the German brand. Graceful and harmonious, the soft beige dial is adorned with a gold trimmed outsize date, small seconds and a gentle display of the power reserve indication. With a dial that’s rather minimal, the mechanism lies beneath speaks an entirely different story.

    The Lange 31 is a staggering mechanical wonder with an astonishing 31 days power reserve. To deliver a power reserve of this magnitude, the L.034 movement is designed to store a large amount of energy. This task is handled by two mainsprings that are both 1850 millimetres long – about ten times as long as in mechanical wristwatches with a conventional power reserve. Another impressive feature is the patented constant-force escapement. This allows the movement to run with continuous and uniform levels of torque as the movement begins to reach the end of its power reserve. With an impressive weight, the Lange 31 is equipped with a hack feature and is wind through a special winding tool.

    Offered in excellent condition and accompanied with its full set accessories, this is an impressive opportunity for collectors passionate for the first of a genuine innovation.

  • 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. 130.032F/LS1304AF
A rare and impressive pink gold wristwatch with small seconds, date, 31-Day power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2009
46mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$240,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$504,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021