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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2001
    Reference No: 704.032
    Movement No: 16’250
    Case No: No. 57/250, 129’057
    Model Name: Lange 1 Tourbillon
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L961.1, 49 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee Certificate stamped Bartorelli Gioielli 1882 dated November 2001, instruction manual, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1990, A. Lange & Söhne re-established their firm under the great helms of Walter Lange, the great grandson of the original founder Ferdinand Adolph Lange. Following the revitalization of the firm, A. Lange & Söhne launched their signature timepiece the Lange 1 in 1994 featuring several variations. Adopting its iconic asymmetrical dial layout with oversized date display and a power reserve indication, the Lange 1 was officially born. Launched together was the “King” of the family, the Lange 1 Tourbillon.

    Introduced as a limited edition of 250 pieces in pink gold and 150 pieces in platinum, the model was only produced for three years starting in 2000 and ending in 2003. Encased in an elegant 38.5mm diameter round-shaped case with brushed finish on the casebands, a pusher is located on the 10 o’clock position for easy adjustment of the date. Turning the watch to its back the ¾ plated German silver movement is proudly displayed through a sapphire caseback. The tourbillon escapement composed of 72 individual parts is positioned at 5 o’clock on the dial allowing the wearer to admire the gratifying rotation of the tourbillon.

    The present example Lange 1 Tourbillon in pink gold numbered 57 is offered in excellent overall condition with very minimal signs of use and wear, and is complete with its original guarantee and 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. 704.032
A very fine and attractive limited edition pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with small seconds, date, power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 57 of a limited edition of 250 pieces

Circa 2001
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$235,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$630,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2001

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XII

Hong Kong Auctions 5-6 June 2021