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  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2016
    Reference No: 145.032
    Movement No: 110’133
    Case No: 222’380
    Model Name: Zeitwerk Striking Time
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L043.2, 78 jewels
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
    Dimensions: 44mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne guarantee dated 7 January 2016, fitted presentation box, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    A. Lange & Söhne is one of the most distinguished and appreciated watchmakers in existence, focusing on elegant and complicated timepieces. Known since their inception in the 18th century for their technical innovations and precision timing, their movements are cherished by collectors, and are highly sought after today. Since the firm was re-established in 1994 with their first collection of four wristwatches, they have continued to bring excellence to haute horlogerie.

    In 2009, A. Lange & Söhne introduced their Zeitwerk collection with an innovative digital jump hour “Time Bridge” display. It was a technical marvel combining an aesthetically pleasing design with an impressive movement. Housed within a 44mm case, the caliber incorporates a constant-force escapement and remontoire to ensure each digital display instantaneously changes at every passing minute, ten minute, and hour. The model became an expression of German precision engineering, and is a testament to the expression “form follows function”.

    Over the past decade, the brand expanded the collection and introduced the Zeitwerk Striking Time in 2011 – a highly complicated timepiece with instantaneous digital display, but now also incorporating a striking mechanism chiming the hours and quarters hours. A hybrid petite Sonnerie, the in-house caliber L043.2 mechanism features visible gongs and hammers on the dial side that chime the quarters using a high pitch gong on the right, while the hours are chimed by a lower pitch gong on the left

    The present watch is in hardly worn, nearly new condition and comes complete with guarantee and presentation box. The Zeitwerk collection represents a pinnacle in precision engineering and horology, and the present pink gold model is a rare opportunity for the collector.

  • 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. 145.032
A rare and exceptional pink gold hour and quarter striking wristwatch with digital time display, hack feature, power reserve with guarantee and presentation box

Circa 2016
44mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
$60,000 - 120,000 
CHF56,000-112,000
€53,500-107,000
HK$468,000-936,000

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