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: 101.031
    Movement No: 12’624
    Case No: 125’122
    Model Name: Lange 1
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L901.0, 53 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial movement and buckle signed

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since its launch in 1994, the Lange 1 has been dubbed one of the most iconic models of the A. Lange & Söhne catalogue. Revered for its distinct design codes, this dress watch combines traditional Saxon watchmaking with a well-balanced contemporary display that is undeniably charming. A staunch of the German watchmaker, the Lange 1 was part of the novelties released to mark the revival of the brand following their initial cessation in 1948. The desirable asymmetric dial was not just introduced to win over the hearts of collectors but was also a work of art that represents their idea of what a dress watch for the modern gentry should look like.

    Fitted in a pink gold 38.5mm case, the present example is a A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 ref. 101.031, boasting a glossy black dial with the coveted off-centred display and patented outsized date apertures. The watch is powered by the cal. L901.0, with three quarter plate movement that provides a 72-hour power reserve and features a stop second mechanism. The watch is the embodiment of German engineering and precision timekeeping. Arguably one of the most revered classics of 21st century horology, this timepiece is the embodiment of German engineering and precision timekeeping.

    Presented in excellent overall condition, the sublime example at hand is a fantastic opportunity to own a true modern heirloom, both for everyday wear and to treasure.

  • 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. 101.031
A fine and attractive pink gold wristwatch with small seconds, oversized date windows and power reserve indication

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

Estimate
HK$145,000 - 240,000 
€18,600-30,800
$18,600-30,800

Sold for HK$252,000

Contact Specialist

Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
[email protected]

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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