A. LANGE & SÖHNE | LANGE ZEITWERK STRIKING TIME, A PINK GOLD JUMP HOUR AND MINUTE WRISTWATCH WITH STRIKING TIME AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION CIRCA 2010
A. LANGE & SÖHNE
LANGE ZEITWERK STRIKING TIME
A PINK GOLD JUMP HOUR AND MINUTE WRISTWATCH WITH STRIKING TIME AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION CIRCA 2010
Dial: silvered, twin apertures for jump hour and minute
Caliber: cal. L043.2 manual winding movement, 78 jewels
Movement number: No.110177
Case: 18k pink gold, sapphire display back secured by six screws
Case number: 214833
Closure: 18k pink gold A. Lange & Söhne buckle
Size: diameter 44.2 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Case in overall very good condition with light surface wear and scuffs consistent with shop wear and occasional use. Light side case band with a small scratch at 8. A very small dot shaped nick to the bezel at 6, very close to the sapphire crystal. Right side case band with some light superficial scratches. Buckle with some light scuffs.
Dial in excellent condition.
Date and chiming functioning operating in phase.
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.
Auktionen Dr. H. Crott, no. 71, Frankfurt, 19 November 2005, lot 555
Martin Huber, Die Uhren von A. Lange & Söhne Glashütte Sachsen, 1977, p. 178, table 53
A. Lange & Söhne's Zeitwerk movement incorporates a constant force escapement, which is used to generate the switching impulse for the jumping hour and minute display. Demonstrating A. Lange & Söhne's commitment to the highest standards of horology, the Zetiwerk was awarded the L'Aiguille d'Or Grand Prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève in 2009.
Building upon such a well-received watch was the Zeitwerk Striking Time which combined the already impressive watch with digital display and a sonnerie complication. Housed in a large 44.2 mm case, the Zeitwerk Striking Time makes a statement every quarter hour with a chime via a hammer on a single gong. The brand added a novel twist to the Zeitwerk striking time by displaying two hammers onto two gongs on the dial, revealing the intricate movement of the striking mechanism.
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