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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 704.048F
    Movement No: 109’942
    Case No: 200’118, No. 18/20
    Model Name: Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 961.3, 51 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A.Lange & Söhne guarantee booklet stamped by Richemount Asia Pacific Ltd and dated 1st August 2015 and presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    A Lange & Söhne presented the limited edition Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst in 2014 as a celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Lange 1 collection. A brand icon, the Lange 1 was one of the first four timepieces released by the firm when they began manufacturing again in 1994. The watch continued in the tradition of the high-quality exceptional movements first produced in 1845 with Ferdinand Adolph Lange. The technical marvel of the tourbillon is complimented by the artisanal beauty of the enameled dial in black.

    The present ‘Handwerkskunst’ is in excellent original condition, and is worthy of the name with finely engraved movement which is an absolute pleasure to behold. This is an extremely rare opportunity to own one of these 20 timepieces.

  • 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. 704.048F
An extremely fine and vary rare limited edition platinum tourbillon wristwatch with black enamel dial, date, hacking mechanism with guarantee and fitted presentation box, numbered 18 of a limited edition of 20 pieces

2014
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

Estimate
HK$1,100,000 - 2,000,000 
€124,000-226,000
$141,000-256,000

Sold for HK$1,750,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
[email protected]
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019