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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2015
    Reference No: 140.029
    Movement No: 97'827
    Case No: 215'410
    Model Name: Zeitwerk
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L043.1, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: A. Lange & Söhne crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne fitted presentation box, guarantee, leather envelop and product literature

  • Catalogue Essay

    Following Walter Lange’s investment in 1990, the brand rebuilt its reputation for German engineering and precision, and today their many innovations excite collectors from across the globe. They were the first brand to incorporate a chain fusée in to a wristwatch, and with the Zeitwerk they created an innovated way to digitally display time. Looking beyond the past, they created a special escapement between the barrel wheel and the balance providing a small burst of power, allowing three discs to jump every 60 seconds.

    The beauty of the Zeitwerk is the “time bridge” crossing the stark black dial. The layout is minimalistic and provides a sophisticated but casual feel. The present example is in excellent overall condition and accompanied by the fitted box and guarantee, making this a testament to the quality of German watch making.

  • 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. 140.029
A rare and very fine white gold wristwatch with digital time display, power reserve, hack feature and original presentation box and guarantee

Circa 2015
42mm. Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$320,000 - 450,000 

Sold for HK$350,000

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