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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2021
    Reference No: 421.032FE
    Movement No: 109'357
    Case No: 216'101
    Model Name: 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L101.1, 48 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee card dated December 2021, instruction manual, product literature, setting pin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its resurgence in 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has crafted some of the most exceptional timepieces in contemporary horology, elevating the brand to unprecedented heights. With a commitment to preserving traditional Saxon watchmaking, the Glashütte-based manufacturer has cultivated a worldwide community of collectors dedicated to their meticulous creation of timepieces engineered to the highest standards.

    In 2013, the company unveiled the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar, a model that quickly became one of their most sought-after and intricate timepieces. Reflecting the distinctive A. Lange & Söhne style, this watch is driven by a manually wound movement, cal. L101.1, composed of 631 individual components, featuring meticulously hand-finished and hand-engraved bridges and plates.

    Exuding beauty both internally and externally, this mechanical marvel showcases a warm dial encased in pink gold. The 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar encapsulates all the coveted characteristics of the 1815 collection, including the railway minute track, Arabic numerals, the distinctive three dots over each quarter index, and its layered dial configuration. The chronograph and running seconds indications grace the 12 and 6 o'clock positions, while the calendar indications find their place at 3 and 9 o'clock, respectively. Infused with a subtle touch of red, the dial comes to life against the cool and muted monochrome background. Furthermore, the stepped layout enhances the visual appeal, creating a captivating illusion of depth from every angle.

    The present pink gold A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar is offered in like new condition and is furthermore complete with all its original accessories.

  • 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. 421.032FE
An extremely well-preserved and attractive pink gold split-seconds perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with small seconds, moon phases, leap year indication, power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2021
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

CHF75,000 - 150,000 

Sold for CHF127,000

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XIX featuring the Guido Mondani Collection

Geneva Auction 11 - 12 May 2024