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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2014
    Reference No: 145.029
    Movement No: 96'052
    Case No: 214'860
    Model Name: Zeitwork Acoustique, "Striking Time"
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, L043.2, 78 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: A. Lange & Söhne crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k white gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm. Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movements signed
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne fitted presentation box, guarantee dated 16 November 2014, instruction manual, leather wallet, and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A. Lange & Söhne’s Zeitwerk collection was introduced in 2009 and has been a collector’s favorite ever sense due to its sophisticated German engineering and modern design with digital display or “Time Bridge”, which was modeled after the Dresden Semper Opera House clock. The heart of the mechanism is its constant-force escapement that ensures the minutes instantaneously jump every 60 seconds. There are few mechanisms as technically advanced and manufactured, unless you add in a striking mechanism.

    The "Striking Time" uses the same base movement, and the hammers are seen in the bottom portion of the dial. Unlike a minute repeating watch, this model strikes hours and quarter hours, with the left hammer striking the hour with a lower pitched tone, and the right the quarter hour with a higher pitched tone. The striking feature can be disabled through the button at the four.

    Offered in excellent overall condition, the present watch is complete with original guarantee and fitted presentation box.

  • 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. 145.029
A rare and extremely attractive white gold quarter-hour and full-hour striking wristwatch with digital time display, power reserve, hack feature and original presentation box with certificate

Circa 2014
44mm. Diameter
Case, dial and movements signed

HK$640,000 - 960,000 

Sold for HK$1,150,000

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