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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2018
    Reference No: 414.028
    Movement No: 121’393
    Case No: 234’064
    Model Name: 1815 Chronograph
    Material: 18K white gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L951.5, 40 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K white gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39.5mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee dated 14th February 2018 stamped Sincere Haute Horlogerie Singapore, instruction manual, product literature, cloth, leather folio, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Executed to perfection, the 1815 flyback chronograph is a statement to the industry of the level of precision and micro engineering that A. Lange & Söhne is capable of taking inspiration from the brand’s historic pocket chronographs, the 1815 chronograph debuted in 2004 and was available in an attractive combination of a white gold case paired with argenté dial and blued steel hands with the ref 401.026, as well as a pink gold version with matching pink gold hands on black dial with ref, 401.031. On the movement side, a horological metropolis from the L.951.0 can be witnessed composed of the firm’s signature German silver with a hand-engraved balance cock. Practically the same calibre as the Datograph with the absence of the big date mechanism, the movement and its architecture is perhaps where most would surrender to.

    The collection had an evolution of a total of three generation with design nuances that sets them apart. Introduced with the ref. 401.026 measuring at 39.5mm, the design is kept rather simple and elegant featuring an attractive sloped outer ring that carries the pulsometer scale, logo and two recessed registers sitting slightly below the crown. Passing the baton with the discontinuation of the first generation, in 2010 A. Lange & Söhne took on a new minimalistic approach with the second generation ref. 402.026. Arguably being one of the purest execution amongst the three generations, the first and foremost obvious distinction from its siblings is the absence of the pulsometer scale. The present is part of the last generation released in 2017, reminiscent of the very first design, A. Lange & Söhne brought back the signature pulsometer scale, this time with larger register and bolder typography. Powered by the upgraded calibre L951.5, that power reserve is enhanced up to 60 hours of activities from a full wound.

    The present example offered by the original owner is cased in 18K white gold fitted with a masculine all black dial is simply handsome. Perfection with a personality and incredible charisma, the present timepiece is offered with the full set of accessories, and preserved in excellent overall condition. A perfect additional for a purist collection, this monochromatic chronograph is a must have especially from the rising demand on A. Lange & Söhne timepieces.

  • 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

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Ref. 414.028
A fine and attractive white gold flyback chronograph wristwatch with small seconds, guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2018
39.5mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$155,000 - 350,000 
€19,200-43,300
$19,900-44,900

Sold for HK$441,000

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Thomas Perazzi
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Hong Kong: Watches Online Auction I

21-27 July 2022 (Registration ends 6pm HKT 26 July)