A. LANGE & SÖHNE | TRIPLE SPLIT, REFERENCE 424.038F, A LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD TRIPLE SPLIT SECOND FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION, CIRCA 2020 | 朗格 | "Triple Split 型號424.038F 限量版白金三追針飛返計時腕錶，備動力儲備顯示，機芯編號137140，錶殼編號239378，約2020年製"
PROPERTY FROM A COLLECTOR
PROPERTY FROM A COLLECTOR
A. LANGE & SÖHNE
TRIPLE SPLIT, REFERENCE 424.038F
A LIMITED EDITION WHITE GOLD TRIPLE SPLIT SECOND FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH POWER RESERVE INDICATION, CIRCA 2020
Triple Split 型號424.038F
Calibre: cal. L132.1 mechanical, 46 jewels
Movement number: 137'140
Case: 18k white gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws
Case number: 239'378
Closure: black A. Lange & Söhne alligator strap and 18k white gold folding clasp
Size: 43 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: A. Lange & Söhne Warranty, instruction manual and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. All functions are working properly. The watch is in excellent overall condition and may have been worn once or twice only with the lightest wear on the bezel, which can only be seen with a strong loupe.
Please note that the movement has not been tested for the accuracy of time and may need a service at the buyer's expense. Sotheby's does not guarantee the future working of the movement and we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts.
You are advised that watch straps or bands made of materials derived from endangered or otherwise protected species (i.e. alligator or crocodile) are not sold with the watch and we reserve the right to remove these straps or bands prior to shipping. Furthermore, the watch may not come with its original manufacturers strap or band.
Prospective bidders should review the Conditions of Business, Authenticity Guarantee, the Guide for Prospective Buyers, and any Important Notice in the sale catalogue.
"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."
The present watch is the world’s first triple rattrapante chronograph that marked a milestone in the history of haute horology. Introduced by A. Lange & Söhne in SIHH 2018, the Triple Split belongs to the same Saxonia Collection as the Double Split from 2004.
This major technical accomplishment is indeed a breakthrough in split-second chronograph: conventionally, a rattrapante chronograph has superimposed hands that would split as the function is triggered with the pusher to stop the first hand while allowing the other to continue recording the time. Here in the Triple Split, not only the seconds and minutes can be compared but also the hours, with an accuracy of one-sixth of a second. Limited to 100 pieces, the present example is numbered 51 and offered in like new condition. For collectors and aficionados who appreciate the complexity of watchmaking should not miss this monumental masterpiece of the past decade.