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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2013
    Reference No: 145.025
    Movement No: 82'685
    Case No: 196'652
    Model Name: Lange Zeitwerk, "Striking Time"
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, L043.2, 78 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Alligator
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 44mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: With A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee dated December 12, 2013, presentation box, leather wallet, produce literature and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk collection is a technical marvel with an aesthetically pleasing design that today is recognizable for its large case and digital jump hour display when it was first released in 2011.

    The Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time is a complex technical watch in that the time instantaneously jumps on three discs, which requires a considerable amount of energy, but on the hours and quarters there has to be enough stored energy to actuate the striking train. In typical high precision German engineering, the A. Lange & Söhne solved the issue of the three time discs changing with the use of a constant force escapement and remontoire. For the striking mechanism there is enough stored energy in the striking train that it will chime the time. The Zeitwerk Striking Time indicates the quarters with a high pitch gong found on the right side of the dial, while the hour is indicated by a lower pitch tone, from a gong on the left side of the dial.

    The present watch is in excellent overall condition and comes complete with guarantee and presentation box. The Zeitwerk collection of watches represents a pinnacle in precision engineering and horology. The platinum reference 145.025 was made in a limited number of only 100 examples, and this is a rare opportunity for collectors to own a Zeitwerk.

  • 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. 145.025
A rare and very fine limited edition platinum quarter and hour striking wristwatch with digital time display, power reserve and hack feature, with guarantee and presentation box, numbered 58 of 100 pieces

Circa 2013
44mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$620,000 - 1,000,000 

Sold for HK$650,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: SEVEN

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