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A FINE, RARE AND MASSIVE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH FUSEE AND CHAIN, REGULATOR DIAL AND STOP SECONDS 2011 NO 004/100 RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON 'POUR LE MERITE' MVT 73596 CASE 198327
Lot. Vendu 197,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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A. Lange & Söhne
A FINE, RARE AND MASSIVE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH FUSEE AND CHAIN, REGULATOR DIAL AND STOP SECONDS 2011 NO 004/100 RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON 'POUR LE MERITE' MVT 73596 CASE 198327
Lot. Vendu 197,000 USD (Prix d’adjudication avec commission acheteur)
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A. Lange & Söhne
A FINE, RARE AND MASSIVE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH FUSEE AND CHAIN, REGULATOR DIAL AND STOP SECONDS 2011 NO 004/100 RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON 'POUR LE MERITE' MVT 73596 CASE 198327
• Cal. L072.1 manual winding German silver movement with relief hand-engraved 4th bridge, 31 jewels, 1 diamond endstone in gold chaton, mono-metallic compensation balance rotating within the one-minute tourbillon, fusee and chain • silvered regulator-style dial, central oversize minute chapter ring, seconds hand mounted atop the exposed tourbillon carriage, hour chapter ring with Roman numerals and automatically pivoting segment from 8-10 o'clock position • platinum circular case, polished bezel, brushed band, sapphire crystal back secured with six screws • case, dial, and movement signed • with a platinum A. Lange & Söhne folding clasp
diameter 42 mm
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Description

Accompanied by the Certificate of Origin dated 22 November 2011 and original display box.

Each element of the Richard Lange Tourbillon 'Pour le Mérite' was chosen for precision timekeeping. This model is unmatched in its harmonious union of history with innovation, and technical complexity with elegance.

For the dial, the firm looked to a late 18th century precision chronometer by German watchmaker Johann Heinrich Seyffert, which featured a similarly configured regulator-style dial for absolute legibility. The movement combines the highly impressive fusee and chain system, impossibly complex for usage in a wristwatch, with a one-minute tourbillon to compensate against the effects of gravity. Furthermore, this extraordinary timepiece is the first to combine stop seconds with a tourbillon mechanism. When the crown is pulled out, the tourbillon carriage and thus the seconds are arrested so that the time can be set accurately to the second.

Sotheby's is pleased to offer the present lot for the first time on behalf of the original owner. To the best of our knowledge, it is the first platinum version of this model to be offered at auction. In April of this year, Sotheby's Hong Kong sold a honey gold version of this model, also the first of its series to be offered at auction.

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