A. Lange & Söhne - Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024 Hong Kong Tuesday, March 19, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 191.032
    Movement No: 123’654
    Case No: 228’563
    Model Name: Lange 1
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L121.1, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    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 proof of origin dated 13th April 2021, 2 additional straps, cloth and presentation case.

  • Catalogue Essay

    - The Lange 1 holds a special place as the emblematic timepiece of A. Lange & Söhne, and the current iteration in pink gold pays homage to the original Lange 1 with its unchanged diameter of 38.5mm. It upholds the essential attributes of a perfect dress watch from this renowned German watchmaker, featuring an argenté-colored dial meticulously crafted from solid silver. The iconic decentralized time display, oversized date, and small seconds unite to form an isosceles triangle, creating a clean and harmonious layout despite the apparent complexity of the dial.

    - Turning the watch over reveals the sapphire crystal case back, exposing the distinctive three-quarter plate meticulously crafted from German silver, an alloy known for its unique hue while ageing. The hand-engraved balance cock and swan neck regulator, both exquisite details, take center stage in the movement. As a timeless classic, the Lange 1 holds a revered place in the hearts of true collectors, representing an elegant and highly sought-after piece of German watchmaking.

  • 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. 191.032
A fine and elegant pink gold wristwatch with small seconds, large date display, power reserve indication and presentation case

Circa 2017
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$120,000 - 200,000 

Sold for HK$177,800

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Phillips Watches Online Auction: The Hong Kong Sessions, Spring 2024

19 - 26 March 2024