A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2017
    Reference No: 139.035F
    Movement No: 117’271
    Case No: 228’905, 160/200
    Model Name: Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L095.4, 42 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 41mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped A. Lange & Söhne Hong Kong Boutique dated 25th January 2017, instruction manual, guarantee extension letter, leather folder, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Throughout its course of history, A. Lange & Söhne has produced some of the finest timepieces utilizing a design that is unique to its German watchmaking roots. While their regular timepieces are indeed conservative yet executed to traditional perfection, some rare Lange timepieces are certainly packed with a hint of flare, such as the Lumen series.

    Made exclusively as limited edition pieces, the Lumen series all share a common trait of featuring a transparent smoky gray sapphire dial with luminous material filled for its features. A total of four models that has undergone the Lumen treatment including, Grand Lange 1, Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase, Zeitwerk and the latest Datograph.

    Released in 2016, the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen, limited edition of 200 pieces is an exquisite timepiece. With an added moon phase complication, the appeal is refreshed and differs from the Grand Lange 1 Lumen launched in 2013. Encased in a 41mm diameter platinum case is the highly innovative smoky gray sapphire dial which allows UV rays to pass through for the luminous components on the dial to light up while maintaining its legibility at the same time. Featuring a moon phase composed of the same material, 1164 stars and the moon are precisely laser cut on to the disc where luminous material is coated on enabling a galaxy effect once lit up. Once corrected and set, the moon phase only needs to be corrected by one day after 122.6 years. Innovatively sound and aesthetically on point, the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen has witnessed a surge in demand achieving exceptional results at auction in recent times.

    The present example A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen numbered 160 from circa 2017 consigned by the original owner and complete with its full set of accessories. Has been well preserved and worn with care throughout its lifetime, the condition of the present lot is a crowd pleaser, offered with extremely attractive estimates, this is a great chance for collectors to acquire a rare and highly sought after Lumen.

  • 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. 139.035F
A very fine, attractive and rare limited edition platinum wristwatch with luminous small seconds, date, moon phases, power reserve indication, smoky gray sapphire dial, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 160 of a limited edition of 200 pieces

Circa 2017
41mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$250,000 - 400,000 

Sold for HK$2,016,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021