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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 234.032
    Movement No: 138’286
    Case No: 243’321
    Model Name: 1815 Up/Down
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L051.2, 29 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink Gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped A. Lange & Söhne Beijing dated 23rd Nov 2019, instruction manual, cloth, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A.Lange & Söhne 1815 collection was named after Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s birth year. The collection is a tribute to the historic significance with the patent (No. 9349) that was acquired by the brand in 1879 – The subject was “Device in pocket watches for recognizing whether the watch is wound or unwound and for indicating how much times remains before it reaches the total unwound state.”

    This was the birth of 1815 Up/Down in 1997 where it makes its first appearance on A.Lange & Söhne catalogue and cased in 36mm. It was a no-nonsense, highly legible and incredibly attractive watch. Come 2008, A.Lange & Söhne discontinued the 36mm version and relaunch the series in 2013 with a makeover.

    The Present lot ref. 234.032 measuring in 39mm diameter and retaining most of the distinct details from the predecessor. The iconic Auf/Ab power reserve defines the 1815 up/down. Powered by calibre L051.2 and with an updated power reserve of 72 hours. A. Lange & Söhne spares no effort on decorating the movement and one can enjoy the fine finishing on the three-quarter plate is just astonishing.

    Presented with all the accompanying accessories, the 1815 up/down is a traditional German watch all around. It’s a piece that brings any collector into the world of A.Lange & Söhne that reflect tradition and charms on what the brand represents.

  • 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. 234.032
An appealing pink gold wristwatch with small seconds, power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2019
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$90,000 - 150,000 
€10,600-17,600
$11,500-19,200

Sold for HK$176,400

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022