A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV Hong Kong Friday, May 27, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2019
    Reference No: 410.038
    Movement No: 126’007
    Case No: 237’871
    Model Name: Datograph Perpetual
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L952.1, 45 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped Maison De Greef, Brussels dated 3rd July 2019, instruction manual, leather folio, setting pin, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Perpetual Calendar and chronograph functions is a ‘scared marriage’ in the watchmaking world, making it almost a mutual exclusivity between the two monumental complications that goes hand in hand and in turn became iconic where brands start to have them combined in a watch. Think of reference 1518 created by Patek Philippe in the early 40s – it was a product that was so refined, elegant, and functional design that became a ‘blueprint’ that set the foundations for years to come.

    A.Lange & Söhne was a quest to make their mark to create an equivalent and formidable perpetual calendar chronograph that was uniquely German, that carries all of the manufacturer ‘DNA’ and characteristics.

    The end result was arguably one of the most fascinating chronograph perpetual produced by any modern manufacturer. A beautiful union of traditional watchmaking, with a strong sense of aesthetics. The Datograph Perpetual with its well-balanced dial symmetry and the movement that comprises of an impressive 556 parts is one of the most beautiful movements assembled by A.Lange & Söhne.

    The present lot is the 2nd iteration of the iconic Datograph Perpetual, fitted with a sporty grey dial and complete with all the accessories. Fresh-to-the-market in pristine condition retaining its original factory stickers throughout, Phillips is proud to present this model for the first time. With no doubt, the Datograph Perpetual will delight any seasoned collector.

  • 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. 410.038
A rare, highly attractive and well-preserved white gold perpetual calendar flyback chronograph wristwatch with leap year indication, power reserve, moon phases, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2019
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$275,000 - 550,000 
€32,300-64,500
$35,300-70,500

Sold for HK$819,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia 
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022