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    Sale 2392

    Important Watches

    29 November 2007, Hong Kong

  • Lot 2992

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

    SIGNED A.LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, MODEL "DATOGRAPH FLYBACK", NO. 133707, REF. 403.031, CIRCA 2000

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    A.LANGE & SÖHNE. A FINE PLATINUM FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE
    SIGNED A.LANGE & SÖHNE, GLASHÜTTE I/SA, MODEL "DATOGRAPH FLYBACK", NO. 133707, REF. 403.031, CIRCA 2000

    Cal. L951.1 three-quarter plate nickel-finished lever movement, 40 jewels, screwed gold chatons, mono-metallic balance adjusted in 5 positions, swan-neck micrometer regulator, hand-engraved balance bridge, the silver black dial with applied pink gold Roman and baton numerals, outer tachymetre scale, luminous alpha hands, two subsidiary dials for constant seconds and instantaneous 30 minutes register, patented outsize date display, in circular case with sloping bezel and downturned lugs, two rectangular chronograph buttons in the band, button at 10 for rapid date correction, glazed display back secured by six screws, together with a platinum Lange buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    39 mm. diam.


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    US$25,000-35,000
    EUR19,000-26,000

    Presented in 1999, the Datograph was, at the time, a technical bewilderment for the watch world and collectors alike. This extraordinary piece is driven by an in-house manual wind chronograph movement, the calibre L951.1. Together with the Datograph Perpetual, Double Split and the 1815 Chronograph (see Lot. 2993), this movement features a jumping minutes hand where the minute counter hand jumps at the exact moment the chronograph hand hits 60. As trivial as it may seem, it is an immensely complex mechanism to implement and to the best of our knowledge, A.Lange & Sohne is the only watchmaker in the current market that offers such feature in their chronograph movements except the calibre 13.33 by Longines dating back to the 1930s.

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    Please note this watch is accompanied by an A.Lange & Söhne presentation box with outer packaging.