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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2011
    Reference No: 140.029
    Movement No: 81’386
    Case No: 191’385
    Model Name: Lange Zeitwerk
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L 043.1, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Dial, case, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Further accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne International Guarantee stamped Stelman Watches VOF dated 12 January 2011, instruction manual, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Zeitwerk was first introduced in 2009 at SIHH. The Zeitwerk is one of the best examples in the lineage of the firm as a preposterous iteration of the marriage between contemporary innovation and traditional craftsmanship. With an interesting yet highly practical way of telling time through a symmetrical analog style display on the dial across what is referred to as the sky bridge, the aesthetic is pleasing. When flipped over to the rear, the excitement increases further displaying 416 beautifully finished components with an impressive hand-engraved balance bridge.

    The present example features a matte black dial cased in white gold and further presented with the 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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Ref. 140.029
A very fine and attractive white gold wristwatch with digital display, small center seconds, power reserve indicator, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2011
42mm Diameter
Dial, case, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$310,000 - 470,000 
€35,300-53,500
$39,700-60,300

Sold for HK$350,000

Contact Specialist
Thomas Perazzi
Head of Watches, Asia
[email protected]
+852 2318 2030

The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

Hong Kong Auction 25-26 November 2019