Lang & Heyne - The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII Hong Kong Thursday, November 25, 2021 | Phillips

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  • Manufacturer: Lang & Heyne
    Year: Circa 2013
    Movement No: FIII-25
    Case No: No. 25
    Model Name: Friedrich III No. 25
    Material: Stainless steel
    Calibre: Manual, cal. VI, 19 jewels and a diamond endstone
    Bracelet/Strap: Leather
    Clasp/Buckle: Stainless steel Lang & Heyne pin buckle
    Dimensions: 39.2mm diameter
    Signed: Case, dial, movement and buckle signed
    Accessories: Accompanied by Lang & Heyne duplicate certificate & rating report, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

  • Catalogue Essay

    Headquartered in Dresden German 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 Freidrich 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 39.2mm 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 reserve 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. Offered by the original owner and preserved in excellent overall condition, the present example numbered 25 produced from the early years of the Lang & Heyne before the departure of Marco Lang.

Property from the Original Owner

1078

A very fine and rare stainless steel wristwatch with certificate and presentation box

Circa 2013
39.2mm diameter
Case, dial, movement and buckle signed

Estimate
HK$55,000 - 110,000 
€6,100-12,200
$7,100-14,100

Sold for HK$239,400

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The Hong Kong Watch Auction: XIII

Hong Kong Auctions 25-26 November 2021