Lot 24
  • 24


20,000 - 45,000 USD
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Dial: blackCaliber: cal. L 951.1 manual winding movement, 40 jewelsMovement number: 17923Case: platinum, sapphire display back secured by six screwsCase number: 127921Closure: platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckleSize: diameter 39 mmSigned: case, dial and movement Accessories: A. Lange & Söhne presentation box, guarantee and service paperwork and instructional booklet


CASE Case with surface wear and light scuffing throughout consistent with use and age. Bezel and face and sides of lugs with wear and scuffs throughout. Left side case band with a dot shaped indentation and some surface scratches. Some scratches to the lug backs. Buckle with equivalent wear and scuffing. DIAL Dial in overall excellent condition. MOVEMENT Date and flyback chronograph operating. From sapphire display back, movement with some very light debris within. The movement is running at time of cataloging, however it was not tested for the accuracy of time or duration of the power reserve and may need service at the buyer's discretion. Please note that Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement. ***Please be advised that the bands on this watch are made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) and thus not sold with the watch, they are for display purposes only. We will remove these bands prior to international shipping.***
"In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. All dimensions in catalogue descriptions are approximate. Condition reports may not specify mechanical replacements or imperfections to the movement, case, dial, pendulum, separate base(s) or dome. Watches in water-resistant cases have been opened to examine movements but no warranties are made that the watches are currently water-resistant. Please note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and leather bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. In particular, please note it is the purchaser's responsibility to comply with any applicable import and export matters, particularly in relation to lots incorporating materials from endangered species.NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."

**Please be advised that bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator and crocodile) are not sold with the watches and are for display purposes only. We reserve the right to remove these bands prior to shipping."

Catalogue Note

With this technical masterpiece, A. Lange & Söhne created a dynamic watch with strong personality. The Datograph is the world's first chronograph based on the classic column-wheel principle with flyback, precisely jumping minute counter, and patented oversized date. The Datograph times events as long as 30 minutes with an accuracy of one-fifth of a second. The flyback function allows the chronograph to be instantaneously reset to zero during an ongoing measurement by simply pressing the lower button.

The technical finesse, and aesthetic beauty of Lange's cal. L951.1 movement is showcased through the non-reflective sapphire crystal display back.