A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV Hong Kong Monday, November 28, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2002
    Reference No: 110.030
    Movement No: 49’ 396
    Case No: 150’468
    Model Name: Lange 1 Soirée
    Material: 18k white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L901.4, 53 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne service invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its conception in 1994, the Lange 1 has been regarded as one of the most distinguishable members of the A. Lange & Söhne family. Revered for its distinct design DNA, this model combines traditional Saxon watchmaking with a well-balanced contemporary configuration that is easy on the eyes. A stalwart of the German tastemaker, the refreshing Lange 1 was part of the novelties launched to mark the revival of the brand following their initial cessation in 1948. The now-iconic asymmetric dial was not just introduced to garner unanimous recognition among collectors but was also a statement piece that echoes their vision of a dress watch for the modern gentry.

    Made in extremely small quantities, the present Lange 1 is truly a spectacle, boasting an iridescent dial fashioned entirely out of mother of pearl. Complemented with hand-finished guilloche patterns, this organic canvas is a gift of nature that flickers under the light, subtly revealing splashes of colours that shines through its surface. Sublime and divine, mother of pearl is an extremely delicate material that requires only the most skilled artisans to perfect and carve on. Framed in a white gold case, the present example retains all the captivating elements of a Lange 1, fitted with the patented oversized date windows, power reserve indication and the in-house caliber L901.4.

    Offered in excellent overall conditions, the present Lange 1 Soirée is a rare bird, designed to impress and will immediately elevate any outfit.

  • 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. 110.030
A fine and very rare white gold wristwatch with small seconds, power reserve indication, oversized date window, mother-of-pearl guilloché dial and presentation box

Circa 2002
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 310,000 
€20,900-40,400
$20,500-39,700

Sold for HK$352,800

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Thomas Perazzi
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

28 - 29 November 2022 (Online Registration ends 27 Nov, 2pm HKT)