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 2015
    Reference No: 421.032 FE
    Movement No: 109’315
    Case No: 223’723
    Model Name: 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L101.1, 48 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped The Hour Glass Japan Ltd. dated 15th January 2016, instruction manual, product literature, setting pin, cloth, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since the firm’s revival in last decade of the last century, A. Lange & Söhne has produced some of the finest timepieces of modern-day horology, propelling the brand to new heights. With an emphasis in conserving traditional Saxon watchmaking, the Glashütte -based manufacturer have garnered a global group collectors devoted to their dedication in creating timepieces meticulously engineered to the highest degree.

    In 2013, the firm released the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar, and this model was one of their most coveted and complicated timepieces. Built in the signature A. Lange & Söhne fashion, this watch is powered by a hand-wound movement cal. L101.1, comprised of 631 individual parts with hand-finished and hand-engraved bridges and plates.

    Beautiful both inside and out, the mechanical marvel at hand features a warm white dial encased in pink gold. The 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar embodies all the desired traits of the 1815 collection, including the rail-way minute track, Arabic numerals, the distinct three-dots over each quarter index and its layered dial configuration. The chronograph and running seconds indications are fitted to the 12 and 6 o’clock positions whereas the calendar indications are placed at 3 and 9 o’clock, respectively. Topped with a subtle dash of rouge, the dial is brought to life from the cool and muted monochrome background. Likewise, it is an absolute joy to admire this watch from every angle thanks to its stepped layout that adds depth to the dial by creating a beautiful illusion of visual dissonance.

    A true sight to behold, the present pink gold A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar is offered in excellent overall condition complete with its original 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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Ref. 421.032 FE
An extremely fine and attractive pink gold split-seconds perpetual calendar chronograph wristwatch with small seconds, moon phases, leap year indication, power reserve indication, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2015
42mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

HK$640,000 - 1,280,000 

Sold for HK$1,071,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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