A. Lange & Söhne - The 2021 New York Watch Auction New York Saturday, December 11, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: 2017
    Reference No: 297.021
    Movement No: 136’069
    Case No: No. 24/27, 239’059
    Model Name: 1815 Homage to Walter Lange
    Material: 18K yellow gold
    Calibre: Manual, L.1924, 36 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Crocodile
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K yellow gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 40.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee, presentation box, leather envelope, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Phillips is honored to offer one each of these limited edition gold wristwatches – all with prestigious serial numbers usually reserved for Lange’s most important clients. The present yellow gold example’s number 24 of 27 was carefully selected in honor of Walter Lange’s age, 24, when in 1948, the original manufacture was destroyed.

    Offered for the first time at auction in unworn condition by the original owner, it is accompanied by its original guarantee and presentation box, a testament to both Walter Lange and German engineering.


  • 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. 297.021
A new-old-stock limited edition yellow gold wristwatch with independently stoppable jumping center seconds, guarantee, and presentation box, number 24 of 27

40.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and clasp signed.

$20,000 - 40,000 

Sold for $75,600

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The 2021 New York Watch Auction

New York Auction 11 - 12 December 2021