A. LANGE & SÖHNE | LANGE ZEITWERK STRIKING TIME A WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DIGITAL DISPLAY, STRIKING TIME AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION, CIRCA 2010
A. LANGE & SÖHNE
LANGE ZEITWERK STRIKING TIME
A WHITE GOLD WRISTWATCH WITH DIGITAL DISPLAY, STRIKING TIME AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION, CIRCA 2010
Caliber: cal. L043.2 mechanical, 78 jewels
Movement number: 110'040
Case: 18k white gold, sapphire display back secured by six screws
Case number: 222'397
Closure: 18k white gold A. Lange & Söhne folding clasp
Size: diameter 44 mm
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: A. Lange & Söhne presentation box with outer packaging, Guarantee book, instructional book, leather binder, and polishing cloth
Case in overall very good condition with no signs of previous polish in our view. Case with surface scuffing and light wear consistent with age and occasional use. Bezel and lugs with some superficial scratches. Buckle with equivalent wear. Face of buckle with more visible scratches and scuffs.
Dial in excellent overall condition.
Analog hour and minutes display operating. Striking not operating in phase and requires service at the purchaser's discretion.
The lot is sold in the condition it is in at the time of sale. The online condition report is provided to assist you with assessing the condition of the lot and is for guidance purposes only. The images of the lot also form part of the online condition report for the lot provided by Sotheby's. Any reference to condition in the online condition report does not amount to a full description of condition. The online condition report may make reference to particular imperfections of the lot but you should note that the lot may have other faults not expressly referred to in the online condition report of the lot or shown in the online images of the lot (for example, the online condition report 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. The online condition report may not refer to all faults, restoration, alteration or adaptation but rather the online condition report is a statement of subjective, qualified opinion (for example, information regarding colour, clarity and weight of gemstones are statements of opinion only and not statements of fact). Please also note that we do not guarantee the authenticity of any individual component parts, such as wheels, hands, crowns, crystals, screws, bracelets and wrist bands, since subsequent repairs and restoration work may have resulted in the replacement of original parts. In addition, certain images of the lot provided online may not accurately reflect the actual condition of the lot (for example, the online images may represent colours and shades which are different to the lot's actual colour and shades). For these reasons, the online condition report is not an alternative to taking your own professional advice regarding the condition of the lot. Prospective buyers should also refer to the Buying at Auction guide which includes important notices concerning the type of property in this sale. 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. Please be advised that wristbands 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. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS ONLINE CONDITION REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD "AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF SALE/BUSINESS APPLICABLE TO THE RESPECTIVE SALE.
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.