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Lang & Heyne

Hektor with Salmon Dial CHF 27 500

DETAILS

Lang & Heyne, based in Dresden, Germany, specializes in the production of collectible wristwatches in a modern but tradition-conscious version of the Baroque style. The brand equips its collections with high-quality in-house calibers – from classic models with small seconds to calendars, tourbillons and chronographs. Lang & Heyne uses only platinum and gold in the production of its watches, but in 2021 the brand released the first stainless steel timepiece in its history. This is the Hektor watch, limited to 99 pieces, 33 per dial color, available in blue (the present example), grey or green. A rare, refined and elegant self-winding stainless steel wristwatch from German haute horlogerie brand Lang & Heyne, founded in 2001 by watchmakers Marco Lang and Mirko Heyne. Limited edition launched in 2021. Stainless steel case, diameter 40 mm, 10.95 mm thick, sapphire caseback. Blue solid silver dial with a ‘petticoat’ relief pattern" in the center and a concentric groove decoration on the chapter ring, with opened motion work bridge made of Arcap. Caliber 33.2, manual winding, power reserve of up to 46 hours. Functions - display of time in hours, minutes and seconds. Integrated five-link Hektor stainless steel bracelet, triple folding clasp. Limited edition of 33 pieces. The combination of the elegant, sporty design, the stainless steel bracelet of unique design and the refined workmanship of the unusual hand-wound movement undoubtedly makes the present watch appear as a worthy alternative to the great classics of this genre.

REASONS TO BUY

The Lang & Heyne Hektor Limited Edition would appear to be a good buy for the collector who wants to acquire a rare, refined and elegant limited-edition stainless steel mechanical watch from a small, creative German watch brand specializing in collectible haute horlogerie watches. The combination of the elegant, sporty design, the stainless steel bracelet of unique design and the refined workmanship of the unusual hand-wound movement undoubtedly makes the present watch appear as a worthy alternative to the great classics of this genre and contributes to the appeal of this lot. *Under the aegis of Maître Marco Breitenmoser, Huissier Judiciaire

ABOUT THIS WATCH

This isn’t only Lang & Heyne’s first steel watch, but also the brand’s first foray into the classic genre of luxury sports watches with integrated bracelets. When developing this design, there is always a risk of following one of the archetypes created by the outstanding Gerald Genta. However, it must be admitted that Lang & Heyne has avoided this trap. The result is a unique product with a sporty case that features a crown protection, a lip at 9 o’clock to preserve symmetry, water resistance up to 50 meters and an unusual integrated five-link bracelet. The convex links of the bracelet have lateral bevels that create an interesting play of reflections. The best examples of luxury sports watches with integrated bracelets show that they best fit the Art Deco esthetic. However, Lang & Heyne has brought baroque elements into the design of the Hektor – this is how they interpret the Saxon style they’re creating. One is a fan-shaped skeletonized bridge integrated into the dial, and the other are hands with extravagant diamond tips. The fan shape also appears in the outline of the beveled links of the bracelet. The fan-shaped bridge on the dial is there for a reason: it repeats the design of the bridges of the new caliber 33.2, which was developed for this watch. In its design, there is an unusual and very impressive combination of industrial style and the visual feature of the calibers of the famous Jean-Antoine Lépine, who used the peculiar fan-shaped bridges. Caliber 33.2 is characterized by a rare monochrome appearance. The mainplate, bridges and wheels are made of Arcap, a non-magnetic high-tech alloy of copper, nickel and zinc, while the pinions, pins, screws and levers are made of steel. The haute horlogerie finish includes the straight-grinded bridges, solarized winding wheels, flatpolished screw heads, ball-polished pins and axle tips, and highly polished bevels.

SPECIFICATION

CasePolished & brushed stainless steel case, with a sapphire caseback & a protected crown at 3 o'clock
BraceletStainless steel integrated bracelet with brushed & polished links & a butterfly clasp
DialEngine turned salmon stepped dial, with applied luminous indices, luminous arrow hands & a openworked hand setting mechanism, signed "Lange & Heyne Dresden Made in Saxony"
MovementRhodium-plated brushed hand-wound movement with skelotonized gear train bridges, swan neck fine adjustments & polished screws
Cal.33.2
D=40mm

CONDITION REPORT

Case:Very Good, no signs of wear
Bracelet:Very good, no signs of wear
Dial:Mint condition
Movement:All functions working properly
Amplitude (Dial on top/Lift angle 52):Approx 330°
Accuracy (Dial on top):Approx +10 sec/day
Box:Yes
Papers:Yes

DELIVERY & RETURNS

We offer worldwide delivery on all of our watches.

If ordering from Switzerland or Europe, your watch will be sent the same working week. The courier will depend on the value of the watch, with all watches delivered the next working week.

If ordering from outside Europe, delivery will depend on the choice of courier and destination.

You can cancel your order without giving any reason, within 14 days from the day the watch has been delivered to you.

WARRANTY

All of our pre-owned watches have undergone thorough mechanical inspections, including being ultrasonically cleaned, serviced and resealed if appropriate and tested for at least four days, to ensure they meet our highest timekeeping standards.

Our pre-owned and vintage watches, unless stated otherwise, are covered by a full or a limited twenty-four month warranty. For example, due to their age, some vintage watches should not be subjected to the same conditions as when they were new.

All of our new watches are covered by the warranty from the original manufacturer. Please contact us for further information.

Please see our Terms & Conditions for further information.

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