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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2000
    Reference No: 704.032
    Movement No: 16'336
    Case No: No. 209/250, 129'209
    Model Name: Lange 1 Tourbillon
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L961.1, 49 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Brown A. Lange & Söhne crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne Proof of Origin dated 29 September 2017.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Lange 1 was launched in 1994, as part of the original collection of four models A. Lange & Söhne used to introduce itself to the world. A very unusual design choice, especially for a "first watch", it is defined by asymmetric positioning of the time subdial, and of course the iconic date window. It proved to be one of the most successful designs of the past century, still in use virtually unchanged nowadays, and it brought Germany (and specifically Saxony) back on the map of high horology.

    The present tourbillon version of the legendary model is a magnificently preserved example and will be the joy to the most demanding collector of rare and complicated timepieces.

  • 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. 704.032
A very fine and attractive pink gold wristwatch with tourbillon, date and power reserve, numbered 209 of a limited edition of 250 pieces

38.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$400,000 - 640,000 

Sold for HK$500,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017