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 2016
    Reference No: 330.032GE
    Movement No: 103’823
    Case No: 223’863
    Model Name: Saxonia Annual Calendar
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Automatic, cal. L.085.1, 43 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 38.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne service book with guarantee stamped by SKP Beijing dated 13th November 2016, original purchase invoice, instructions manual, product literature, leather book holder, setting pin, fitted leather presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    As with many German-made mechanical goods, the one constant is methodical and deliberate craftsmanship, precision engineering, and immaculate design. In the world of luxury watches, where Switzerland is flooding the market with the many luxury brands that make up this segment, A. Lange & Söhne is a German watchmaker that holds its own.

    While this Glashütte-based manufacturer originally solely made pocket watches until World War II, it took close to a half-a-century hiatus before eventually re-entering the market with the Lange 1, their first wristwatch, in 1994. Since their glorious comeback, they have produced many exceptional watches which are not only mechanically virtuous but also breath-taking on the wrist.

    This stunning wristwatch features the distinct outsized double date apertures just below 12 o'clock, a sub-dial for the day of the week at the 9 o'clock position, a month sub-dial at the 3 o'clock position, and last but not least, a moon phase just above 6 o'clock. The marvel of the Saxonia Annual Calendar is that it's hard to decide which side of the case looks more beautiful. In fact, you can see most of the 476 flawlessly polished components of the caliber L085.1 through the sapphire crystal on the back of the watch. For a slender case, only 9.8mm thick, packing that much movement into a 38.5 mm case is rather impressive. This is one among many reasons why a collector would opt for a German luxury watch of its Swiss counterpart.

    Offered in excellent overall condition with its original accessories, this is the perfect opportunity to secure the present pink gold Saxonia Annual Calendar, a mechanical marvel that will stand the test of time.

  • 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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Σ998

Ref. 330.032GE
A fine and rare pink gold annual calendar wristwatch with small seconds, moonphases, zero-reset function, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2016
38.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed

Estimate
HK$200,000 - 360,000 
€25,700-46,200
$25,600-46,200

Sold for HK$252,000

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Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XV

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