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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 140.029
    Movement No: 134’065
    Case No: 244’598
    Model Name: Lange 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: 41.9mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped A. Lange & Söhne Galleria Boutique, Korea dated 7th January 2020, instruction manual, product literature, cloth, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    From its beginnings, A. Lange & Söhne has been at the forefront of technical advancements and precision quality timing. While the firm collapsed during World War II and the ensuing “cold war” years, Walter Lange, the great grandson of the founder Ferdinand Adolph Lange, breathed new life in to the firm, and today it is known both for it classic wristwatches as well as being a disruptive force, bring 21st century technology to horology.

    First introduced in 2009, the Lange Zeitwerk with digital display was not only a game changer for its creative design but also for its technical craftsmanship. Paying homage to the Dresden Semper Opera house clock with a five-minute digital display, the Zeitwerk’s trailblazing concept is the first mechanical wristwatch with three-disc jumping numerals mechanism, and a constant force mechanism enabling a controlled flow of energy to power the jumping hour and minute discs of the “time bridge” display. The present ref. 140.029 featuring a black dial in contrast with its sophisticated white gold case is certainly a revolutionary way of telling time on a mechanical timepiece. Symmetric in design with the balance of the UP/DOWN power reserve at 12 o’clock and the a small seconds at 6 o’clock, the aesthetic is absolutely pleasing. Flipping over to the rear to the timepiece reveals the beloved L043.1 movement that captures collector’s hearts bearing the signature engraved balance bridge. Offered in an absolute unworn “new-old-stock” condition with its original protective sticker still intact. The present Zeitwerk date with all its original accessories is absolutely a stunning example of contemporary time keeping.

  • 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, attractive and ‘new-old-stock’ white gold wristwatch with digital display, small seconds, power reserve indicator, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2020
41.9mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$235,000 - 390,000 

Sold for HK$567,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIV

Hong Kong Auction 27 - 28 May 2022