A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN Hong Kong Monday, November 26, 2018 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 405.031
    Movement No: 127’927
    Case No: 232’142
    Model Name: Datograph Flyback
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. 951.6, 46 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial and movement signed
    Accessories: Accompanied with A. Lange & Söhne black leather fitted presentation box, original guarantee dated November 27, 2017 and signed by RNA Dallas DC, outer box, additional deployant clasp buckle, micro-fiber cleaning cloth and product literature

  • Catalogue Essay

    Introduced into the market in the 1999 Baselworld, the Datograph Flyback was a game-changer in the history of horology and an impressive achievement for a relatively young brand. The flyback function of the Datograph Flyback allows the chronograph to be instantly reset to zero and started again in the midst of an ongoing measurement by simply pushing down the chronograph button. As soon as the button is released, a new timing cycle commences. In addition to the fly-back function, the Datograph Flyback also features a precisely-jumping minute counter.

    The present Datograph Flyback is from the second generation, in which Lange re-designed the model to give it a larger case size as well as a power reserve indicator. Additionally, there were some cosmetic alterations, including the removal of roman numerals from the dial and the addition of a power reserve indicator at 6 o'clock, which is referred by collectors as "Up/Down". The entire movement can be brilliantly seen through the transparent caseback. Overall, the upgraded design, along with its sublime technical prowess and appealing look, makes the present Datograph Flyback a grail amongst watch enthusiasts.

  • 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. 405.031
A very fine and attractive pink gold flyback chronograph wristwatch with guarantee, presentation box and additional deployant clasp

Circa 2017
41mm diameter
Case, dial and movement signed

HK$180,000 - 250,000 

Sold for HK$350,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

Hong Kong Auction 27 November 2018