A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 1999
    Reference No: 101.022
    Movement No: 9247
    Case No: 121’350
    Model Name: Lange 1
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L901.0, 53 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped H.D. Blome KG dated June 1999, instruction manual, instruction manual, additional crocodile strap and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    First released in 1994, the Lange 1 is the flagship model for A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1. Displaying eccentric time and seconds with an asymmetrically positioned large date window and power reserve at 3 o’clock, the model has become a landmark for the brand and widely recognized throughout the horological sphere. Impressive during its initial launch, the Lange 1 is regarded as one of the most popular models manufactured by the firm.

    While the earliest examples of the model featured a solid caseback, the present example from circa 1999 carries some of the distinctive traits of an early Lange 1, such as the rare dial with painted black Roman numerals and blued steel hands compared to later examples featuring applied gold Roman numerals. Featuring a transparent caseback, it allows for the wearer to admire the intricate craftsmanship of the famed cal. L901.0 composed of German silver. With the ever-increasing demand for the Lange 1 in recent times, early examples are certainly a rare delight for collectors seeking for a timeless icon from Lange.

    The present example is complete with its original guarantee and fitted presentation box.

  • 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. 101.022
A fine and rare yellow gold wristwatch with small seconds, oversized date, power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 1999
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$252,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)