A. Lange & Söhne - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2007
    Movement No: 24'409
    Case No: 136'850
    Model Name: 1815 Up/Down
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Mechanical, L942.1, 27 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne
    Dimensions: 36 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne carrying case.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The 1815 Up/Down collection was made to celebrate the birth year of Ferdinand A. Lange. The watch features the iconic up/down power reserve indicator, which is a device first used in historic pocket watches and marine chronometers. Fitted with a harmonious dial design and case proportion, this present watch is a combination of complication and refinement and is offered in like new condition.

  • 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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Property from an Important International Collector


A fine platinum wristwatch with power reserve

Circa 2007
36 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$160,000 - 300,000 

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