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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 140.029
    Movement No: 84’972
    Case No: 196’910
    Model Name: Zeitwerk
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L043.1, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped Pro Hope Time Watch Company, Taiwan dated 6th December 2013, instruction manual, cloth, product literature, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced at SIHH 2009, the Zeitwerk is one of the best creations of the firm as a preposterous iteration of the marriage between contemporary innovation and traditional craftsmanship. With an interesting yet highly practical way of telling time through a symmetrical analog-style display on the dial across what is referred to as the sky bridge, the aesthetics are clean and refined. When flipped over to the rear, the sapphire display caseback presenting 416 beautifully finished components with an impressive hand-engraved balance bridge is where the magic happens.

    Released in yellow gold, pink gold, white gold and platinum, the Zeitwerk has given birth to a handful of models including the striking time and repeater. The present example in 18K white gold featuring a matte black dial is an instant classic. Offered with its full set of accessories from circa 2013, the present timepiece will surely garner interest from the growing community of dedicated collectors of the brand.

  • 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. 140.029
A fine and rare white gold wristwatch with small seconds, digital time display, power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2013
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$235,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$529,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022