A. Lange & Söhne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE Hong Kong Monday, November 25, 2019 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2009
    Reference No: 140.025
    Movement No: 77’599
    Case No: 187’583, no. 011/200
    Model Name: Lange Zeitwerk
    Material: Platinum
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L 043.1, 68 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: Platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp
    Dimensions: 42mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp
    Accessories: Further accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee & service booklet stamped Morad Yousef Behbehani, instruction manual, leather folio, outer packaging and fitted presentation box.

  • Catalogue Essay

    The Zeitwerk series has provided the world of horology a breath of fresh air when it was first launched in 2009 via the marriage of modern and traditional aesthetics and craftsmanship.

    The reference first took its inspiration and paid its homage to the Dresden Semper Opera house clock with its 5-minute digital display clock. Thanks to the additional constant force mechanism in the movement, it generates a flow of power enough to support the jumping hours and minutes discs.

    The highly polished platinum case and its satin finished case bands will forever be an iconic feature of the manufacturer. The rhodium-plated “time bridge” featuring the hour and minutes display as well as the small center seconds, provide a soothing contrast against the light silvered dial.

    The present example is part of a limited edition of 200 pieces, numbered 011/200, accompanied by the full set of accessories, making this present example highly attractive for collectors of horology.

  • 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. 140.025
A very fine and rare platinum limited edition wristwatch with digital display, small center seconds, power reserve indicator, guarantee and presentation box, numbered 011 of a limited edition of 200 pieces

Circa 2009
42mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp

HK$390,000 - 550,000 

Sold for HK$500,000

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: NINE

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