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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2012
    Reference No: 116.033
    Movement No: 85’771
    Case No: 187’410
    Model Name: Lange 1 Time Zone
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, L031.1, 54 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 42 mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Lange 1 collection of watches found their beginnings in 1994 when A. Lange & Söhne was relaunched as a brand following their demise during World War II. The firm introduced a collection of four timepieces including the Lange 1, the Arkade, Saxonia and Tourbillon Pour le Mérite. While each watch had their merits it is the Lange 1 timepieces that shone above the others with its unique dial design with off-center hour/minute dial, oversized double date windows and large power reserve. The watch was wearable, dynamic and by its 20th anniversary in 2014 it had become an icon.

    With the success of the model, A. Lange & Söhne issued new models and in 2005, they released the Lange 1 Time Zone. A dual-time watch with double barrel mechanism, the watch has a revolving outer world-time ring and AM/PM indication. The present wristwatch features a rare grey dial, which is elegantly set-off from the pink gold case. A masterpiece of horology, the Lange 1 Time Zone defines the philosophy behind the A. Lange & Söhne brand name.

  • 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. 116.033
A fine and rare pink gold dual and world-time wristwatch with date, power reserve, night/day indications and grey dial

Circa 2012
42 mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$150,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$187,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: EIGHT

Hong Kong Auction 28 May 2019