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 2010
    Reference No: 212.050
    Movement No: 84’091
    Case No: 194’080, No. 226/265
    Model Name: 1815 Moon Phase “Homage to F.A Lange”
    Material: 18K honey gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L943.2, 26 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K honey gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 37.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee stamped Sincere Watch Kuala Lumpur dated 18th November 2010, instruction manual, product literature, setting pin, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    To celebrate the 165th anniversary of the firm and its founder Ferdinand Adolph Lange, a series of limited edition timepieces were launched to commemorate the event presented by Walter Lange in 2010 as a tribute to his great grandfather. All three models cased in the firm’s innovated 18K honey gold alloy, a total of 265 pieces of 1815 Moon Phase were produced, 150 pieces of Lange 1 Tourbillon and 50 pieces of Tourbograph Pour le Mérite. Adored by collectors, honey gold is not only aesthetically pleasing but also provides robustness being more scratch resistant to other gold alloys.

    The 1815 Moon Phase is a sight to behold, not only is it handsomely attractive but the technical ingenuity behind the mechanism is impressive. If kept running and wound, the highly precise moon phase gear train required no correction for the next 1,000 years.

    The present example A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Moon Phase “Homage to F.A. Lange” numbered 226 from circa 2010 is offered in attractive overall condition and complete with its full set of 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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PROPERTY FROM THE ORIGINAL OWNER

Σ996

Ref. 212.050
A fine and rare honey gold wristwatch with small seconds, moon phases, guilloche dial, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 226 of a limited edition of 265 pieces

Circa 2010
37.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$160,000 - 315,000 
€20,900-41,100
$20,500-40,400

Sold for HK$378,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
+852 2318 2031
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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