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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2015
    Reference No: 730.025F
    Movement No: 113'741
    Case No: 216'270 n° 92/100
    Model Name: 1815 Tourbillon
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L102.1, 20 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Platinum Lange deployant clasp
    Clasp/Buckle: Leather
    Dimensions: 39.5mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee, fitted presentation box and product literature.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A. Lange &. Söhne took the word by storm with the introduction of their first tourbillon, the Pour le Merite in 1994, and ever since, each introduction of a new tourbillon model from the famed Saxon house is eagerly anticipated by the collector community.

    In 2014 Lange introduced the 1815 Tourbillon and like all its other creations, this timepiece is a beautiful piece of over engineering. The silver dial is inspiring in the simplicity of its minimalist design. It features a recessed centre and elegant Arabic numerals. The extra-large opening of the dial allows an unobstructed view of the 13.2mm tourbillon that is held by a long faceted bridge crossing the lower part of the dial from 4 to 8 o’clock.

    With the 1815 Tourbillon, Lange has gone to the origins of this complication: accuracy and improved it by adding a hacking system with zero reset, meaning that once the crown is pulled out the movement stops and the seconds hand, placed on the tourbillon cage, snaps to zero allowing precise time adjustment of the watch.

    The movement in all its Technicolor glory is pure Lange delight with its large Geneva waves (that he brand likes to call Glashütte waves), red rubies held within gold chatons secured by blued screws and a hand engraved balance cock. In a nod to traditional Saxon watchmaking the tourbillon is set within a diamond endstone.

    Limited to only 100 pieces of which this watch is number 92, the present 1815 Tourbillon is a must have for the mechanically inclined connoisseur.

  • 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. 730.025F
An attractive and fine limited edition platinum tourbillon wristwatch

39.5mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF80,000 - 120,000 

Sold for CHF125,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: SIX

Geneva Auctions 11 - 12 November 2017