Important Modern & Vintage Timepieces

Hong Kong, Jun 01, 2024

LOT 134


HKD 450,000 - 600,000

EUR 54,000 - 72,000 / CHF 53,000 - 70,000 / USD 58,000 - 77,000

Sold: HKD 475,000

A very fine, rare and important, manual wind platinum wristwatch with square button split-seconds and split-minutes fly-back chronograph, black dial, register, tachometer, power-reserve indication and transparent caseback.

Grading System
Case: 2-8

Very good

Slightly scratched

Movement: 2*

Very good

Overhaul recommended, at buyer's expense

Dial: 2-01

Very good

HANDS Original

Brand A. Lange & Sohne

Model Double Split

Reference 404.035

Year Sold on Dec 2006

Movement No. 47365

Case No. 157329

Bracelet A. Lange platinum buckle

Diameter 43mm.

Caliber L001.1

Weight 198gr. (approx.)

Signature dial, case and movement

Accessories A. Lange & Söhne fitted box, instructions booklet, 2 extra straps, guarantee booklet dated Dec 2006, cleaning cloth


The A. Lange & Söhne Ref. 404.035 Double Split Flyback Chronograph stands as a testament to the brand’s pioneering spirit and engineering brilliance. Launched as the world’s first mechanical chronograph featuring a double-rattrapante function, its in-house Calibre L001.1 enables the separate stopping of both chronograph and rattrapante hands, allowing for precise comparative and intermediate timings of events up to 30 minutes.

First released in 2004 and concluding its production in 2010, collectors have highly coveted this horological masterpiece since then.

The presented example shows itself in overall excellent condition, with only light surface scratches from regular use evident. The case’s shape maintains excellent and the hallmarks and engravings on the case back remain in original condition. This offers a fantastic opportunity for collectors to acquire this significant and collectible timepiece.