A. Lange & Söhne
Reference 730.032F 1815 Tourbillon A pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with zero-reset mechanism, Circa 2016
Reference 730.032F 1815 Tourbillon
A pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with zero-reset mechanism, Circa 2016
Caliber: cal. L102.1 mechanical, 20 jewels
Movement number: 117'857
Case: 18k pink gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by six screws
Case number: 223'826
Closure: 18k pink gold A. Lange & Söhne folding buckle
Size: 40 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: A. Lange & Söhne presentation box with outer packaging, Guarantee book dated November 22, 2016, operating instructions book and leather book holder
Case: The case is in overall very good condition with light signs of wear throughout. The folding buckle with surface scuffing.
Dial: The dial in overall excellent condition.
Movement: All functions operating. The movement is running at the time of cataloging, however it was not tested for 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 and the state of California.***
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.
At first sight, the Lange 1815 is just a ‘simple’ Tourbillon with a elegant dial. However, this belies the additional complications A Lange and Söhne have added beneath the dial and the level of hand finishing that has gone into the movement.
The large tourbillon aperture at 6 o’clock provides ample view of the 1-minute tourbillon, with large bridge and ornately finished components. The manual wound Caliber L102.1 is the real star here though. In addition to the tourbillon, it features both a stop-seconds mechanism and a zero-reset function. This is the first time Lange have combined these two patented mechanisms in a single watch, but this combination makes sense for the accuracy it provides for the wearer. On pulling the crown, the secondhand stops, resets and holds at zero. Once the time has been set and with the depression of the crown, the watch restarts providing for the most accurate setting of time.