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    Sale 12572

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    30 May 2016, Convention Hall

  • Lot 2606

    A. LANGE & SÖHNE. A FINE PLATINUM FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH OVERSIZED DATE

    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE, DATOGRAPH FLYBACK MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 13’482, CASE NO. 123’436, CIRCA 2000

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    A. LANGE & SÖHNE. A FINE PLATINUM FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH OVERSIZED DATE
    SIGNED A. LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE, DATOGRAPH FLYBACK MODEL, MOVEMENT NO. 13’482, CASE NO. 123’436, CIRCA 2000
    Cal. L951.1 mechanical movement, 40 jewels, black dial, applied baton, square and Roman numerals, outer Arabic five minute divisions and raised tachymetre scale, two silvered engine-turned subsidiary dials for seconds and 30 minute register, large double apertures for date, circular case, glazed display back secured by six screws, date change button and two chronograph buttons in the band, platinum A. Lange & Söhne deployant clasp, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. diam.
    US$25,000-35,000


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    With A. Lange & Söhne Guarantee Certificate dated 14 April 2000, instruction manual, fitted presentation box and outer packaging.

    Introduced at the Baselworld 1999, the Datograph Flyback is the world’s first chronograph based on the classic column-wheel principle with precise jumping minute counter and patented oversized date. It stops events with a duration up to 30 minutes with an accuracy of one-fifth of a second. The precise jumping minute counter allows easy reading of the stopped time. The flyback function allows the chronograph to be instantaneously reset to zero during an ongoing measurement by simply pressing the chronograph button. As soon as the button is released, a new timing cycle begins, hence eliminating the need to stop a measurement and reset the stop hand before starting a new timing. The patented oversized date in the twin gold-framed aperture ensures excellent legibility.

    The movement consists of 406 parts, the plates and bridges are made of untreated German silver and finished with circular graining and Glashütte ribbing. The balance bridge is manually engraved with a master’s personal free-hand technique, making each Datograph a one-of-a-kind timepiece.

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