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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2014
    Reference No: 704.048F
    Movement No: 109'930
    Case No: No. 10/20, 200'110
    Model Name: Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 961.3, 51 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Black A. Lange & Söhne crocodile strap
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne guarantee seal, fitted wooden presentation box, leather envelop, two additional A. Lange & Söhne crocodile straps, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    2014 was a momentous year for the brand A. Lange & Söhne, it was their 20th anniversary after Walter Lange rebuilt the firm, which was destroyed during World War II. Since its inception, Lange has been known for their highest quality movements and complications, and the new A. Lange & Söhne was no exception. This stunning limited edition 20th anniversary timepiece encapsulates all the brand is known for, and is a masterpiece of modern horology. The Lange 1 DNA is seen in the oversized date apertures, along with eccentric dial, which has been semi-skeletonised to allow the wearer to view the one minute tourbillon carriage. The large platinum case is nicely contrasted with the black dial.

    The present ‘Handwerkskunst’ is in excellent original condition, and is worthy of the name with finely engraved movement, it is a pleasure to behold. This is an extremely rare opportunity to own one of these 20 timepieces.

  • 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. 704.048F
A very fine and extremely rare platinum tourbillon wristwatch with black enamel dial, date and hacking mechanism, made for the 20th anniversary, numbered 10 of a limited edition 20 pieces

38.5mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$1,300,000 - 1,800,000 

Sold for HK$1,750,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: FIVE

Hong Kong Auction 28 November 2017