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A. Lange & Söhne

Reference 760.032F Richard Lange Tourbillon pour le Mérite A pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with chain and fusée and regulator dial, Circa 2014

Restricted Species

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 120,000 USD

A. Lange & Söhne

A. Lange & Söhne

Reference 760.032F Richard Lange Tourbillon pour le Mérite A pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with chain and fusée and regulator dial, Circa 2014

Reference 760.032F Richard Lange Tourbillon pour le Mérite A pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with chain and fusée and regulator dial, Circa 2014

Estimate:

70,000

to
- 120,000 USD

Lot sold:

94,500

USD

Reference 760.032F Richard Lange Tourbillon pour le Mérite

A pink gold tourbillon wristwatch with chain and fusée and regulator dial, Circa 2014


Dial: silvered

Caliber: cal. L072.1 mechanical, 31 jewels

Movement number: 94'627

Case: 18k pink gold, sapphire crystal display back secured by six screws

Case number: 211'999

Closure: 18k pink A. Lange & Söhne folding clasp

Size: 42 mm diameter

Signed: case, dial and movement

Box: yes

Papers: no

Accessories: A. Lange & Söhne presentation box with outer packaging

Case: The case is in overall very good condition with minor signs of wear. The folding buckle with light 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.

Named after the renowned watchmaker, scientist, as well as one of the founding fathers of A. Lange & Söhne, the Richard Lange collection inherits the adventurous and experimental spirit of this mastermind innovator. The present Tourbillon pour le Mérite is no exception, characterized by an immaculate dial design split into three areas, each displaying the minutes, hours and seconds respectively. Known as a ‘ regulator’ layout, this triple overlap is inspired by a pocket chronometer created by 18th Century Saxon watchmaker, Johann Heinrich Seyffert. The seconds subsidiary dial is ingeniously incorporated with the hand finished tourbillon visible through a cut out and featuring a hacking seconds where a pull on the crown will freeze the movement entirely, allowing time to be set with immense accuracy. This movement is the manually wound caliber L072.1 featuring a fusée and chain transmition, giving the movement a constant quantity of energy, and keeping the watch running at a continual rate. Perhaps the most intriguing and ingenious feature on this hugely impressive watch is to be found on its hour display. Upon reaching 6 o'clock, an additional dial sector appears from 8 to 10 o'clock to help the user read the hour of the day, and upon reaching 12 o'clock the sector would disappear, retracting itself from obstructing the view of the tourbillon. Such clever improvisation and extraordinary execution or even the finest of details is a signature of both A. Lange & Söhne and their "Pour le Mérite" series.

The current watch is presented in excellent overall condition with only minor sings of wear and is accompanied by its A. Lange & Söhne presentation box with outer packaging