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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 145.025
    Movement No: 87'851
    Case No: 201'132
    Model Name: Zeitwerk Striking Time
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, L043.2, 78 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black A. Lange & Söhne crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 44.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 001/100
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne Garantie, product literature, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The present watch is numbered 1 of a limited edition of 100 pieces only.

    The present model Zeitwerk Striking Time, visually very similar to the original Zeitwerk, has integrated a chiming mechanism on the dial. It is the very first mechanical wristwatch with jumping digital time display and a visible chiming mechanism for quarter-hour and full-hour striking. The hammers are located on either side of the subsidiary seconds at 6 o'clock; the full hour is indicated with a low-pitched tone while quarter-hour with a clear high-pitched tone. This poetic chiming mechanism can be easily enabled or disabled through a pusher on the band.

    With its desirable complication and well balanced, unique look, the present watch is no doubt one of the most impressive and iconic creations A. Lange & Söhne has ever produced. The present watch is offered in like new condition and complete with all 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. 145.025
A very fine and extremely rare platinum limited edition quarter-hour and full-hour striking wristwatch with digital time display, power reserve and hack feature

Circa 2012
44.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 001/100

HK$600,000 - 900,000 

Sold for HK$750,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am