A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2000
    Reference No: 704.025
    Movement No: 16’150
    Case No: 129’372, No. 122/150
    Model Name: Lange 1 Tourbillon
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L961.1, 49 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Packed with the firm’s heritage of fine timepieces, the Lange 1 Tourbillon is with no doubt an emblematic example of the Lange 1, still retaining its iconic asymmetric dial layout with an oversized date display. With the Lange 1 originally released in 1994, the Lange 1 Tourbillon was released as a limited edition of 250 pieces in 18K pink gold and 150 pieces in platinum launched in 2000.

    Housed inside a 38.5mm diameter platinum case is a delicate in-house movement featuring its classic ¾ plate in German silver and its meticulous hand-engraved balance cork. Composed of 378 parts with 72 individual parts for the tourbillon, the cal. L961.1 is superbly finished.

    The present example numbered 122 of a limited edition of 150 pieces is presented in attractive overall condition. Furthermore, the interesting factor of this present piece is the patina that has developed on the originally silver movement which has now developed uniformly to a much warmer gold hue creating a wonderful contrast against the desired and rare platinum case.

  • 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. 704.025
A very fine and rare limited edition platinum tourbillon wristwatch with small seconds, date and power reserve indication

Circa 2000
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$320,000 - 640,000 

Sold for HK$587,500

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X

Hong Kong Auction 10 July 2020