Lot 2038
  • 2038

A. Lange & Söhne

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600,000 - 800,000 HKD
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Description

  • A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM FLYBACK DOUBLE SPLIT SECONDS CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH REGISTER AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION
    CIRCA 2004 LANGE DOUBLE SPLIT MADE FOR SINCERE
  • diameter 44 mm
• cal. L001.1 manual winding nickel lever movement, 40 jewels, mono-metallic balance, swan-neck regulator, hand-engraved balance cock, screwed gold chatons• matte black dial, applied baton and Roman numerals, luminescent hands, subsidiary dials for constant seconds and 30-minute register, power reserve indicator with red hand at 12 o'clock, one-sixth second divisions on the flange • platinum case, down-turned lugs, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with a platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle

Catalogue Note

With an A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee booklet and Instruction Manual in a leather folder and a presentation box with an outer card box.

Split-second chronographs, also referred to by the French term ‘Rettraprant’ (to catch up) have traditionally consisted of a 30 or 45 minute counter with two 60-seconds register hands. The additional seconds hand can be started and stopped independent of the primary register hand. When A. Lange & Sohne creators reviewed this complication an obvious flaw was found, it was only possible to time two events simultaneous on one watch if they fell within 60 seconds of each other. To overcome this the designers created the double-spit chronograph with a movement able to record two events simultaneous for up to 30 minutes by also using a split minute-counter in addition to the split-seconds register.

This watch was produced in a very limited series of 5 examples especially for the Asian market in 2004 to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Sincere Watch Limited, Singapore.

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