A. Lange & Söhne | Saxonia Double Split Flyback, Reference 404.035F, A platinum double split chronograph wristwatch with power reserve indication, Circa 2009 | 朗格 | Saxonia Double Split Flyback 型號404.035F 鉑金追針計時腕錶，備動力儲備顯示，約2009年製
A. Lange & Söhne
Saxonia Double Split Flyback, Reference 404.035F
A platinum double split chronograph wristwatch with power reserve indication, Circa 2009
Saxonia Double Split Flyback 型號404.035F
Calibre: cal. L0001.1 mechanical, 40 jewels
Movement number: 55'032
Case: platinum, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws
Case number: 163'867
Closure: black A. Lange & Söhne alligator strap and platinum buckle
Size: 43 mm diameter
Signed: case, dial and movement
Accessories: A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee, instruction manual and presentation box
The movement is in working condition at the time of cataloguing. The split second chronograph function is working properly. The watch is in excellent overall condition with only minor surface wear to the bezel. The watch must have been worn a handful of times only. The strap still retains with its original Lange tag.
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."
A truly sophisticated timepiece, the present example launched in 2004 is the world's first flyback chronograph with a double rattrapante mechanism. The watch features four chronograph hands, two of which are set to a unique 30-minute register. More impressive, both chronograph hands and rattrapante hands can fly back.
As the chronograph commences, pushing the button at ten o’clock will stop the rattrapante hand, separating itself from the main chronograph hand to record an initial time. This in turn allows multiple laps of time to be recorded. The main chronograph hand continues to run, and another push on the left-hand case pusher catches up the rattrapante hand with the main chronograph hand. Such a precise mechanism is supported by A. Lange & Söhne’s very own calibre L001.1, which consists of 465 breathtaking components fully revealed on the sapphire crystal display back, in true A. Lange & Söhne fashion. With a well-balanced and magnificent dial design, the present Double Split is cased in platinum and bears an impressive presence on the wrist and is in close to new condition.