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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 720.025
    Movement No: 98'851
    Case No: 202'119
    Model Name: Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Automatic, L082.1, 75 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black A. Lange & Söhne crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 20/100
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne Garantie dated 29 December 2012, setting pin, polishing cloth, instruction manual, leather wallet, adaptor set, crystal presentation of the watch movement, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Lange 1 Platinum Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar is a 2012 release that is based on the iconic series Lange 1, which was introduced during the company’s rebirth in 1994. The dial is particularly unique, fitted with a retrograde indictor displaying the day of the week.

    The automatic watch movement has a total of 642 parts, and calibre L082.1 is in-house designed and manufactured. The solid gold and platinum rotor is centrally mounted, and the tourbillon is placed under double balance cocks that are hand-engraved.

    The tourbillon is present but subtly visible as it can only be viewed from the skeletonized case back. Coupled with an automatic movement, the present watch is an intricate and technological marvel.

    The present watch, no. 20, belongs to a limited edition series of 100 platinum watches is presented in like new condition and is offered, to our knowledge, for the first time at auction.

  • 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. 720.025
A very fine and rare platinum tourbillon perpetual calendar wristwatch with retrograde day, moon phases, leap year indicator and day and night indicator

Circa 2012
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 20/100

HK$1,200,000 - 2,000,000 

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: ONE

Hong Kong Auction 1 December 2015 11am