A. Lange & Söhne - The New York Watch Auction: X New York Saturday, June 8, 2024 | Phillips
  • Manufacturer: A. Lange & Söhne
    Year: Circa 2008
    Reference No: 245.032
    Movement No: 64’142
    Case No: No. 16/50, 174’148, 150 Jahre A. Huber
    Model Name: 1815 Kalenderwoche
    Material: 18K pink gold
    Calibre: Manual, cal. L045.1
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: 18K pink gold A. Lange & Söhne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 38.5mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee dated July 27, 2008, fitted presentation box, Andreas Huber hang tag, leather envelope, polish cloth, product literature and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Since their reincarnation in 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has created exquisite mechanical timepieces sought after for their classic contemporary design based on traditional horology, and being at the forefront of ingenuity. The Lange 1815 is a tribute to the firm’s founder who sought innovative means to manufacture precision measuring instruments, and as part of the brand’s original collection of four wristwatches, the Lange 1815 was first offered in 1994. Since then, various models have been produced including models with chronograph, tourbillon, annual calendar, and rattrapante perpetual calendar.

    The present Lange 1815 Kalenderwoche was released in 2006 in celebration of the 150th anniversary of the retailer Andreas Huber. The caliber L045.1 was made specifically for this timepiece and features an interesting perspective displaying both the day of the week, and the week number of the year, which is seen through a central needle hand and outer 53 week track. The 38.5mm diameter case has wonderful proportions complimented by the dial with Arabic numerals and railway track, while the movement seen through the sapphire crystal back is engraved “Andreas Huber München 1856-2006”.

    Offered in excellent condition, the present watch is accompanied by the guarantee dated July 17, 2008 and presentation box. Number 16 of only 50 examples made, this is a rare opportunity for all collectors.

  • 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. 245.032
A rare and attractive limited edition pink gold wristwatch with day and week of year indication, guarantee, hang tag and presentation box, number 16 of 50 pieces made for the 150th anniversary of Andreas Huber

Circa 2008
38.5mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

$18,000 - 25,000 

Sold for $53,340

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