A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: X Hong Kong Friday, July 10, 2020 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2005
    Reference No: 403.035
    Movement No: 44’407
    Case No: 148’856
    Model Name: Datograph
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L951.1, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee dated December 2005 stamped Hausmann S.r.l., Roma, instruction manual, product literature, leather envelope, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Launched in 1999, A. Lange & Söhne introduced yet another milestone when they released the Datograph powered by an in-house manual movement with a flyback chronograph function. A large statement during the time, there was not many options available in the market for an in-house chronograph movement, hence Rolex decided to seize its production for the Zenith powered ref. 16520 and upgraded the model via the first self-winding in-house cal. 4130.

    The Datograph is considered by many enthusiasts as one of the most beautiful chronograph wristwatches manufactured in recent times. Boasting a technically brilliant and aesthetically pleasing movement architecture proudly displayed through the sapphire crystal caseback, it retains the firm’s iconic feature of the hand-engraved balance cock. In production from 1999 to 2012, the Datograph was upgraded with new models featuring a larger case dimension as well as an additional power reserve indication at 6 O’clock and only produced in white and pink gold. The present Datograph belongs to an early example of the famed model, encased in a 39mm diameter platinum case with the absence of the power reserve indication. Presented in excellent overall condition and accompanied by the full set of accessories, the present lot will most certainly impress discerned collectors seeking for an early example of the Datograph.

  • 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. 403.035
A very fine and attractive platinum flyback chronograph wristwatch with large date, tachymeter scale, guarantee and box

Circa 2005
39mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$200,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$362,500

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