A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2010
    Reference No: 140.021
    Movement No: 97’795
    Case No: 191’309
    Model Name: Zeitwerk
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 043.1, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced at SIHH 2009, the Zeitwerk is one of the best examples in the lineage of the firm as a preposterous iteration of the marriage between contemporary innovation and traditional craftsmanship. With an interesting yet highly practical way of telling time through a symmetrical analog-style display on the dial across what is referred to as the sky bridge, the aesthetics are pleasing. When flipped over to the rear, the excitement increases further displaying 416 beautifully finished components with an impressive hand-engraved balance bridge.

    Released in yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and platinum, the Zeitwerk has given birth to a handful of models including the striking time and repeater. While most examples of the Zeitwerk were cased in white gold, yellow gold examples are believed to have a much lower production.

    The present example Zeitwerk in yellow gold is offered in attractive overall condition and is a fantastic opportunity for collectors to acquire a modern classic in its rarer metal.

  • 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. 140.021
A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with small seconds, digital display and power reserve indication

Circa 2010
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$235,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$478,800

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021