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 2022
    Reference No: 363.068
    Movement No: 150’235
    Case No: 257’159
    Model Name: Odysseus
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. L155.1, 32 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Rubber
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 40.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped A. Lange & Söhne Boutique Seoul dated 17th September 2022, instructions manual, two setting pins, leather booklet holder, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus is certainly a modern champion of sporty elegance. Launched in 2019, the Saxon manufacturer took a seismic step and pivoted away from their traditional elegant forms to unveil the ref. 363.179, the first serially produced stainless steel luxury sports watch in their catalogue. Boasting a bright blue dial with an integrated bracelet, the model enjoyed instant recognition among collectors for its distinct Lange proportions and refined finishes, topped with a dash of youthful pazazz. A quintessential Lange through and through, its opulent counterpart, ref. 363.068, was born the following year.

    The present white gold Odysseus features a seductive grey dial with a matching rubber strap that ensures maximum comfort for everyday wear. Beautifully finished, as would any timepiece leaving their workshop, a stellate embossing is applied to its minute chapter and subdial, creating a textured dial that plays coyly with the light. Tastefully executed both inside and out, the sapphire case back invites its wearer to appreciate the hand-polished cal. L155.1, which is as technically sound as it is aesthetically pleasing.

    With the surging demand for A. Lange & Söhne and this model, the present Odysseus delivers the perfect opportunity for collectors to secure this “new-old-stock" modern heirloom from 2022, specifically designed for the modern gentry.

  • 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. 363.068
A fine and attractive “new-old-stock" white gold wristwatch with small seconds, oversized day and date display, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2022
40.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$250,000 - 450,000 
€32,600-58,700
$32,100-57,700

Sold for HK$403,200

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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