A. Lange & Söhne - Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2016 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2002
    Reference No: 704.032
    Movement No: 16'207
    Case No: 129'199
    Model Name: Lange 1 Tourbillon
    Material: 18k pink gold
    Calibre: Mechanical, L961.1, 49 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black A. Lange & Söhne crocodile leather strap
    Clasp/Buckle: 18k pink gold A. Lange & Söhne folding deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5 mm. diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 199/250
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne International Guarantee dated 21 August 2002, product literature, leather wallet, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Lange 1 Tourbillon model symbolises the vision of A. Lange & Söhne with its asymmetric dial configuration and oversized date. The present reference was in a limited production from 2000 until 2003 and was available in pink gold and platinum only. It is the first wristwatch combining a tourbillon, oversized date, twin barrels for 72 hours power reserve and progressive power reserve indicator. The movement is composed of 378 parts and the tourbillon consists of 72 pieces. The tourbillon carriage on the dial is finished with special polishing technique and is one of the key elements of this watch. The finely engraved tourbillon bridge can also be admired through the sapphire crystal case back.
    The present watch is numbered 199 of a limited edition of 250 pieces only.

  • 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. 704.032
A very fine and rare pink gold limited edition tourbillon wristwatch with date and power reserve

Circa 2002
38.5 mm. diameter
Case, dial and movement signed, case further engraved 199/250

HK$550,000 - 750,000 

Hong Kong Watch Auction: THREE

Hong Kong Auction 29 November 2016