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    Sale 2627

    Important Watches

    3 December 2008, Hong Kong

  • Lot 3381

    A. LANGE & SÖHNE, "DATOGRAPH" PLATINUM

    PLATINUM MANUAL-WINDING FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY

    CASE 154381, CIRCA 2006

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    A. LANGE & SÖHNE, "DATOGRAPH" PLATINUM

    PLATINUM MANUAL-WINDING FLYBACK CHRONOGRAPH WRISTWATCH WITH DATE DISPLAY
    CASE 154381, CIRCA 2006

    Calibre L951.1, Glashüte three-quarter plate in untreated silver, hand-finished, 40 jewels, screwed gold chatons, matte black dial with white gold applied numerals and hour markers with luminescent squares, outer tachymetric scale, two recessed engine-turned subdials for small seconds and precisely jumping minute counter, aperture for the patented outsize date display, three-part case, polished and satined, display case back fastened by six screws, pusher in the band for rapid date correction, platinum Lange buckle, case, dial and movement signed
    Diameter: 39 mm.


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    US$25,000-35,000
    EUR19,000-26,500

    Accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne presentation box and certificate.
    Debuted in 1999, the DATOGRAPH is the world's first wrist chronograph based on the classic column-wheel principle with flyback, precisely jumping minute counter and patented outsize date. It stops events as long as 30 minutes with an accuracy of one-fifth of a second. The precisely jumping minute counter allows easy reading of the stopped time. The flyback mechanism allows the chronograph to be instantaneously reset to zero during an ongoing measurement by simply pressing the chronograph push-piece in the case at 4 o'clock. As soon as the push-piece is released, a new timing cycle begins, eliminating the need to stop a measurement and reset the stop hand before starting a new counting.

    The model is available in platinum and pink gold (see lot 3384), worn on a crocodile strap or precious-metal bracelet.

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    The present watch is accompanied by A. Lange & Söhne presentation box and certificate.