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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: LSLS2362AM
    Movement No: 111'700
    Case No: No. 87/200, 220'287
    Model Name: 1815 '200th Anniversary F.A. Lange'
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual. cal. L 051.1, 23 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black A. Lange & Söhne crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 40mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee and service booklet bearing Guarantee Seal signed by Richemont Japan Ltd. Tokyo DC and dated July 19, 2015, purchase invoice dated July 9, 2015, laser-etched crystal stand with polishing cloth in fitted box, leather wallet, polishing cloth, product literature, cardboard box, fitted wooden presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 model - named after the birth year of the company founder - was one of the original four models introduced in 1994 when the company was re-launched after its multi-decade hiatus. It immediately captivated the hearts of collectors thanks to its elegant and distinct, yet also robust and stately, look. It is now considered one of the pinnacles of Lange design.

    For the 21 years that interloped between that fateful day in 1994 and F. A. Lange's birth 200th anniversary in 2015, collector ceaselessly demanded a 1815 with black dial. Their wish was eventually granted with the present limited edition. Created to celebrate indeed the bicentennial of F.A. Lange, the anniversary model was produced in 200 examples in platinum with black dial. Arguably the most elegant iterations of the landmark model, it certainly is one of the most sought-after and collectible.

    The present example is offered in absolutely unspoiled condition, complete with its box, guarantee and celebratory crystal stand. The laser-etching inside the stand represents the clock of Dresden Semper Opera House, an A.F. Lange creation whose digital display inspired one of the most recognizable Lange design traits: the oversize digital calendar windows.

  • 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. LSLS2362AM
A rare and very fine platinum wristwatch with black dial, guarantee and box, numbered 87 of a limited edition of 200 pieces.

40mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$120,000 - 150,000 

Sold for HK$212,500

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