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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2020
    Reference No: 239.050
    Movement No: 147’295
    Case No: 251’152, 52/175
    Model Name: 1815 Thin “Homage F.A. Lange”
    Material: 18K Honeygold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L 093.1, 21 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K Honeygold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped A. Lange & Söhne Hong Kong dated 23rd October 2020, instruction manual, cloth, product literature, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Unveiled in 2020 at Watches & Wonders to mark the celebration of A. Lange & Söhne’s 175th anniversary of the founding father Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the 1815 Thin Homage was launch alongside with the Tourbograph Perpetual and 1815 Rattrapante, all made in the brand’s unique gold alloy Honeygold only reserved for special occasions and limited series use for cases of only an exceedingly small number of 1,325 pieces ever made. Cased in the rare visual blend between yellow and pink gold, the timepiece takes cues from legendary pocket watches from its heritage. From the classic railway-track minute scale to the granular finishing of the calibre L.093.1, every detail exhibits perfection and clarity. The white dial is a two-part enamel design with dark grey printed Arabic numerals that speaks of grace and subtlety. Streamlined into a razor thin 6.3mm case, the timepiece slips under the shirt cuff with stealth. This sophisticated two-hand dress watch offered by the original owner is numbered 52 of a limited edition of 175 pieces. A nod to the anniversary of the powerhouse and a watch for the purist collector, the present example is in excellent overall condition and accompanied with its full set of accessories.

  • 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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Property from the Original Owner

Σ994

Ref. 239.050
A fine and attractive Honeygold wristwatch with enameled copper dial, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 52 of a limited edition of 175 pieces

Circa 2020
38mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$100,000 - 200,000 
€11,100-22,200
$12,800-25,600

Sold for HK$504,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021