Lang & Heyne - The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI Geneva Saturday, November 5, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Lang & Heyne
    Year: Circa 2015
    Movement No: 25
    Model Name: Friedrich III
    Material: Stianless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. VI, 19 jewels and a diamond endstone
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Lang & Heyne pin buckle. Additional stainless steel Cmaille Fournet double deployant clasp.
    Dimensions: 39mm Diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Lang & Heyne Certificate and rating Report, instruction leaflet, massive wooden presentation box and outer packaging

  • Catalogue Essay

    Headquartered in Dresden Germany and founded in 2001 by two talented young watchmakers Macro Lang and Mirko Heyne, the German independent brand is the quintessential of hand-made Saxon tradition. Recognized by collectors for its incredible artisanal craftsmanship and philosophy, the brand rapidly gained a cult following that demanded attention.

    Debuted in Baselworld 2013, the present Fredrich III was inspired by the straightforward thinking of Friedrich III who took over the regions of Meissen and Thuringia from his father in 1349. Featuring discreet elegance with thin weighted and elongated Roman numerals instead of Arabic numerals from its sibling Friedrich II, the model was released in either frosted silver or galvanic black dial fitted in an array of metals. Proportioned with sophistication, the present Friedrich III cased in 39mm diameter stainless steel with a stunning black dial features an unusual pair of spade hands instead of the standard pairing of cathedral hands. Special requested by the original owner with the appreciation of simplicity, the present Friedrich III embodies an atypical monochromatic appearance with effortless grace.

    On the reverse is a breath-taking exhibition of the trigonal bridge movement that excites aficionados. Powered by the golden grained in-house Caliber VI that displays incredible craftsmanship, each component from the engraved balance cock down to each individual blued stainless steel screw is made entirely in-house. The winding wheels feature a stunning snailed finish, and its balance bridge polished with a diamond set on top.

    Considering that the workshop produces not more than 15 screws a day, it is hard to believe the amount of time Lang & Heyne uses to create an entire wristwatch. It is thought that the yearly production of the brand does not reach triple digits.

    Preserved in excellent overall condition, the present example numbered 25 was produced during the early years of the Lang & Heyne before the departure of Marco Lang.

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A refined and supremely elegant stainless steel wristwatch with black dial, hack feature, certificate of origin and presentation box

Circa 2015
39mm Diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
CHF25,000 - 50,000 
€25,700-51,500
$25,000-50,100

Sold for CHF35,280

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The Geneva Watch Auction: XVI

Geneva Auction 5 - 6 November 2022