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 2007
    Reference No: 401.026
    Movement No: 43’565
    Case No: 153’444
    Model Name: 1815 Chronograph
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L951.0, 34 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne warranty stamped Wako Ginza Tokyo dated 17th May 2017, instruction manual, cloth, leather folio, purchase invoice, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Executed to perfection, the 1815 flyback chronograph is a statement to the industry of the level of precision and micro engineering that A. Lange & Söhne is capable of taking inspiration from the brand’s historic pocket chronographs, the 1815 chronograph debuted in 2004 and was available in an attractive combination of a white gold case paired with argenté dial and blued steel hands with the ref 401.026, as well as a pink gold version with matching pink gold hands on black dial with ref, 401.031. On the movement side, a horological metropolis from the L.951.0 can be witnessed composed of the firm’s signature German silver with a hand-engraved balance cock. Practically the same calibre as the Datograph with the absence of the big date mechanism, the movement and its architecture is perhaps where most would surrender to.

    The collection had an evolution of a total of three generation with design nuances that sets them apart. Introduced with the ref. 401.026 measuring at 39.5mm, the design is kept rather simple and elegant featuring an attractive sloped outer ring that carries the pulsometer scale and logo surrounding the dial, the two smaller recessed registers sits slightly below the crown where later generations have larger registers in comparison.

    The present first generation example of the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 chronograph in 18K white gold fitted with an attractive and clean silvery dial with blued hands is with no doubt a handsome timepiece. Offered with the full set of accessories, the watch is also presented in excellent overall condition and is the perfect additional for the purist.

  • 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. 401.026
A fine and elegant white gold flyback chronograph wristwatch with pulsation scale, warranty and presentation box

Circa 2007
39.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

HK$190,000 - 350,000 

Sold for HK$378,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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