A. Lange & Söhne - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 140.035
    Movement No: 81'360
    Case No: 191'515
    Model Name: Zeitwerk Luminous Phantom
    Material: Platinum, L043.3, 68 jewels
    Calibre: Mechanical, L043.3, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black A. Lange & Söhne crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne double folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 096/100
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne Garantie dated 30 September 2011, additional platinum buckle, polishing cloth, instruction manual, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Zeitwerk is one of A. Lange and Söhne’s trademark references. At the time of launch in 2009, the model was truly different than anything that was offered on the market.

    The present watch, numbered 096, was produced in a limited edition series of 100 pieces. Featuring an instantaneous 'jumping hour' mechanism housed in an oversized case, the Zeitwek Phantom features a partially transparent dial, which subtly displays the numerals underneath. The firm designed this creative layout to allow the superluminova on the numerals to 'charge', before being displayed on the hour and minutes apertures.

    The watch’s skeletonized caseback allows the wearer to view the Lange Calibre L043.3 in action. The observer can view the jump hour powered by a constant force escapement. The Zeitwerk Phantom is truly a marvel to admire. Presented in excellent condition, this watch retains all its original accessories and is even accompanied by an additional platinum buckle.

  • 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. 140.035
A fine and rare platinum limited edition wristwatch with digital time display, power reserve, hack feature, original certificate and fitted presentation box

Circa 2011
42 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 096/100

HK$630,000 - 940,000 

Sold for HK$937,500

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