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200th Anniversary F.A Lange 236.049 1815 Platinum Black Dial NICE

Ref. No 236.049

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A. Lange and Sohne Saxonia 105.027 White Gold Blue Dial FULL SET RARE

Ref. No 105.027

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1815 18K White Gold Silver Dial 235.026 38.5MM

Ref. No 235.026

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A. Lange and Sohne Cabaret 107.032 18K Rose Gold FULL SET

(40289) A. Lange & Sohne 107.032 Cabaret 107032, 18K rose gold on a strap with an 18K rose gold tang buckle, manual wind Lange caliber L 931.3, silver dial with applied rose gold Roman numerals and diamond shaped hour markers, big date at 12 o'clock, sub-seconds at 6 o'clock, display back, sapphire crystal, size: 25.5mm x 36mm, thickness: 9mm. Like new with box and undated papers.

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A. Lange and Sohne Lange 1 191.032 18K Rose Gold NEW MOVEMENT 2019

(40497) A. Lange & Sohne 191.032 Lange 1, 191.032, 191032, 18k rose gold on a strap with a rose tang buckle, manual wind A. Lange & Sohne caliber L121.1, 72 hour power reserve, solid silver "argente" dial with applied rose gold numerals, big date at 1 o'clock, power reserve indicator, sapphire crystal, display back, size 38.5mm, thickness 9.8mm. Like New with A. Lange & Sohne box and papers dated January of 2019

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A. Lange and Sohne Cabaret 107.031 18K Rose Gold Black Dial RARE

(40503) A. Lange & Sohne 107.031 Cabaret 107 031 107031, 18k rose gold on a strap with an 18k rose gold tang buckle, original black alligator strap with orange stitching that was supplied with the watch from A. Lange & Sohne when released, manual wind A. Lange caliber L931.3, black dial with applied rose gold hour markers, big date at 12 o'clock, contrasting small seconds at 6 o'clock, display back, sapphire crystal, size: 26mm x 4...

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A. Lange and Sohne 1815 Tourbillon 730.025 Platinum LIMITED

(40493) A. Lange & Sohne 730.025F 1815 Tourbillon 730025, limited to 100 total pieces, platinum on a strap with a platinum deployant buckle, manual wind Lange caliber L102.1 movement, 72-hour power reserve, silver dial with blued steel hands and black Arabic numeral hour markers, exposed 60 second tourbillon with blued steel seconds hand at 6 o'clock, hacking zero-reset function, sapphire crystal, water resistant, display back, dia...

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A. Lange and Sohne Saxonia Thin 37mm Manual Wind 18K Rose Gold

(40049) A. Lange & Sohne 201.033 Saxonia Thin Manual Wind, 201033, 18k rose gold case with a rose gold tang buckle, manual wind Lange caliber L093.1, 72-hour power reserve, minimalist silver dial with rose gold stick numerals, polished rose gold javelin hands, sapphire crystal, display back, size 37mm, thickness 6mm, Like New with A. Lange & Sohne box and papers dated November of 2019.

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A. Lange and Sohne Lange 1 101.021 Yellow Gold Champagne Dial

(39851) A. Lange & Sohne 101.021 Lange 1, 101021, 18k yellow gold on 18k yellow gold tang buckle, manual wind A. Lange & Sohne caliber L901.0, big date, power reserve indicator, small seconds, champagne dial with applied yellow gold Roman numerals and index markers, display back, diameter: 38.5mm, thickness: 10mm, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 3 atm.

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A. Lange and Sohne 1815 223.032 Up & Down Walter Lange Limited 18K Rose Gold RARE

(40672) A Lange & Sohne 223.032 1815 Walter Lange Up & Down 223032, limited edition of 50 pieces and the only A. Lange & Sohne signed by Walter Lange, 18k rose gold on a strap with an 18k rose gold deployant buckle, manual wind Lange caliber L942.1, 45 hour power reserve indicator at 9 o'clock, small seconds, sapphire crystal, hinged case back that opens up to a display back with Walter Lange's signature beautifully engraved on the...

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A. Lange and Sohne 1815 Up & Down CELLINI 40th Anniversary 18K White Gold

(40382) A. Lange & Sohne 234.049 1815 Up & Down for Cellini 234.049. Released in 2017 to celebrate Cellini's 40th anniversary and limited to 40 pieces, 18k white gold on a strap with an 18k white gold tang buckle, manual wind Lange caliber L051.2 movement, 72-hour power reserve, beautiful white lacquer dial with black painted Arabic numerals and a red "40" in the sub seconds, blued steel hands, small seconds and power reserve, sapp...

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A. Lange and Sohne 1815 Up & Down CELLINI 40th Anniversary 18K White Gold

(40373) A. Lange & Sohne 234.049 1815 Up & Down for Cellini 234.049. Released in 2017 to celebrate Cellini's 40th anniversary and limited to 40 pieces, 18k white gold on a strap with an 18k white gold tang buckle, manual wind Lange caliber L051.2 movement, 72-hour power reserve, beautiful white lacquer dial with black painted Arabic numerals and a red "40" in the sub seconds, blued steel hands, small seconds and power reserve, sapp...

History of Lange & Söhne

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The Lange Family History

This fascinating journey started in Saxony, and its capital Dresden, which was a center of European culture, renowned for its technicians, inventors, art collections, and monumental architecture. Elector Frederick Augustus I (called Augustus the Strong) was a staunch booster of scientific measuring, outstanding craftsmanship, and especially clocks. Two generations of the Saxon Court Clockmaker’s Guild led to the genesis of the Lange watchmaking family tree.

Dresden, Saxony

Patriarch Ferdinand Adolph Lange – preferring to be called Adolph – began his life with a most unfortunate family situation and a dubious future. He was born in Dresden on February 18, 1815, to an uncouth gunsmith, Samuel Lange, who physically abused his wife until she ran from him when Adolph was a small child. The lad was frail but quite intelligent, and was given over to foster parents who raised him. Recognizing his potential, they apprenticed him as a fifteen-year-old teenager to the most famous clockmaker to the royal Saxon court, Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes. From this master, Adolph, learned that the most important innovations in timekeeping were being developed in France and England. He studied the languages of both countries in night classes at the Dresden technical college, enabling him to take an assistantship in Paris with renowned watchmaker, Josef Thaddäus Winnerl, who had been the brightest student of Abraham-Louis Breguet. Adolph earned the grade of werkemeister in three years and then returned to Dresden and married his mentor’s daughter, Charlotte Gutkaes in 1842. He soon became the partner and principal force in his father-in-law’s workshop.

Adolph was a brilliant visionary, and hadn’t been satisfied with French technology; there was too much trial and error, lacking consistent quality. He had also visited Switzerland and England, where he learned metric conversions and higher standards; he initiated his "Glashütte Project," named after his town in Saxony that was the center of German watchmaking. He mated the Swiss cylinder watch with the more durable and precise English lever movement, an important but relatively expensive innovation that made German watchmaking leap ahead. He opened his own workshop on December 7, 1845, calling it a "manufactory." In an act of entrepreneurial charity, he reinvigorated the poverty-stricken Ore Mountain area South of Dresden by outsourcing the talents of their casemakers, gilders, and engravers for his watches, providing them with educations and jobs. Later, he also promoted them to three other studios, owned by people he had trained. For the next thirty years, Adolph grew his company and gained tremendous prominence in the Glashütte community of clock and watchmakers.

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Adolph suddenly died of heart failure in 1875, at the age of 60. He had been mayor of Glashütte for 18 years; a black marble monument was erected to honor his long list of merits. He and Charlotte had two sons – Richard and Emil – both of whom had learned watchmaking from their father. In 1868, before his death, they had become the commercial and technical managers of the company, which Adolph named A. Lange & Sohne. After the United German Empire was formed in 1871, there was an economic boom. During the ensuing affluence, beautifully ornamented and complicated timepieces were in high demand, producing forty years of epic prosperity for the Lange manufactory. Eldest son, Richard, was a technological genius like his father, and spent his life in scientific Horology research, working into his dotage. He designed 27 patents and utility models, creating innovations such as his groundbreaking metal alloy watch balance spring, the first watchmaking company to make their own. Kaiser Wilhelm commissioned Richard’s crowning glory, one of the most magnificent pocket watches of the 19th century, in 1898. It was presented to the Ottoman Sultan during a state visit to Germany.

World War I destroyed the luxury watch market, but the company still survived, making precision marine chronometers for sailors and the German navy. Afterwards, the third generation of the Lange dynasty, brothers Gerhard, Otto, and Rudolf, assumed control of the company up to World War II, keeping alive their reputation for horology excellence. Walter Lange, Adolph’s great-grandson, was born on July 29, 1924, and of course, studied watchmaking until the war began. He was drafted into the army and was severely wounded, returning home in time to see his family’s manufactory nearly destroyed in an Allied bombing raid, just as the ensuing firestorms decimated most of nearby Dresden. The post-war Socialist government expropriated what was left. Escaping to the Western sector to avoid certain brutal labor under the Russians, Walter finally returned to Glashütte forty years later, in 1989, after the German reunification and the end of the Socialist regime.

Walter, the fourth generation of Lange horologists, reinitiated the family business for the second time on December 7, 1990 – exactly (to the day) 145 years after his great-grandfather founded it. Several years later, with a small group of new employees, he introduced a line of four, brilliant new wristwatches. They were immediately successful and created new jobs in Glashütte, reanimating the industry there and making it once again the center of precision German watchmaking, as it remains today.

Walter Langes New Era Timepieces

Walter Lange's first collection of watches stand out as post-war masterpieces. All four models had superb craftsmanship, innovative movements, and the kind of precision and classic beauty that had always defined the company:

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THE LAGNE 1

This was the very first watch of the new era. Manually wound, it contained many of the traditional Lange components, such as the German silver three-quarter plate, the magnificent fan-shaped hand-engraved balance cock with the horseshoe-shaped precision whiplash index adjuster, and screwed 14K gold chatons. (101.021)
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SAXONIA

This was Walter Lange's manually wound, elegant homage to Saxony and his family's lineal heritage. (216.021)
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THE TOURBILLON "POUR LE MÉRITE"

The first manually wound Lange tourbillon after nearly fifty years had a novel going train moved by a new fusee-and-chain transmission. There were only 200 made – 50 in platinum and 150 in 18K gold. (701.001)
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ARKADE

This is an 18K gold ladies watch with a rectangular face and radius corners, manually wound, with a large date window and has become extremely rare. (103.035)
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Contemporary A. Lange & Söhne Watches

These are the watches that are currently being produced. They are known as some of the finest timepieces in the world and are offered in an array of different variations and complications:

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LAGNE 1

The movement of this 18K yellow (101.021), white (101.039), pink gold (101.032) or platinum (101.035) watch contains the traditional elements found in the Lange pocket watches, using the three-quarter plate fashioned from untreated German silver, the signature screwed gold chatons, the omega-shaped whiplash precision index adjuster, and a hand-engraved, fan-shaped balance cock.
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SAXONIA

This watch honors the Saxony tradition of craftsmanship inspired by Augustus the Strong, and the technical artistry of Court Clockmaker Johann Gutkaes, mentor, father-in-law, and eventually the partner of Adolph Lange. The dials of this masterwork are legible and clear, and the movements have all the traditional Lange innovations. It's available in 18K white (216.026), pink (216.032), and yellow gold (216.021).
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DATOGRAPH"

The movement of this platinum watch contains an extremely complex chronograph mechanism with an accurately jumping minute counter, a flyback mechanism, a column wheel control, and Lange's patented oversize date window. The watch was introduced in first in a 39mm case in rose gold (403.032) and platinum (403.035) case and was later enlarged to a 41mm with power reserve indicator, named the "Datograph Up & Down" (405.035).
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1815

This distinctive, manually wound timepiece has stop seconds, a 55 hour power reserve, and is an homage to Adolph Lange, the founder and pioneer of precision German watchmaking, by commemorating his birth year of 1815. Available in 18K white (233.026, 206.029, 206.027), yellow (233.021,206.021, 221.021), or rose gold (303.032, 221.032, 233.032), and platinum (233.025, 221.025).
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DOUBLE SPLIT

This 18K pink gold rattrapante minute counter is the first mechanical wristwatch to perform comparative time measurements for as long as 30 minutes, making it supremely functional for contemporary uses. Rattrapantes were traditionally limited to 60 seconds. It’s a manually wound, Flyback chronograph with accurately jumping minute counters and a 38 hours power reserve. The watch was Introduced in rose gold (404.032) and in platinum (404.035).
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THE "HOMAGE TO F. A. LANGE" EDITIONS

2010 was the 165th anniversary of Adolph Lange’s founding of his manufactory in 1845, during the peak of the industrial revolution. To commemorate this, great-grandson Walter brought out three small edition masterpieces, the 1815 MOONPHASE "Homage to F. A. Lange", (Reference 212.050. Edition: 265 watches), the LANGE 1 TOURBILLON "Homage to F. A. Lange," (Reference 722.050. Edition: 150 watches), and the TOURBOGRAPH "Pour le Mérite." (Reference 712.050; Edition of 50 watches). These are all constructed from a novel, honey-toned gold alloy that is extremely hard and beautiful.
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CABARET

This is a manually wound, 18K yellow gold (107.021) watch with a gorgeous rectangular case, the patented outsize date display, small seconds hand and stop seconds, and a 42 hour power reserve. The watch was also introduced in rose gold (107.032, 118.032, 107.031), platinum (107.035) and white gold (808.029).
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LANGE ZEITWERK

This innovative manually wound watch has an all-mechanical display for hours and minutes, with a new kind of disc design. It has a jumping numbers mechanism, highly legible numerals, and a constant-force escapement to drive the switching steps. The watch was introduced in 18k yellow gold (140.029), white gold (140.029), rose gold (140.032) and platinum (140.025).
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LANGE 31

This platinum watch has a patented constant-force escapement and an incredibly formidable power reserve of 31 days, with energy brought to the movement by a winding key and contained in a twin mainspring barrel. The watch was made in platinum (130.025) and in rose gold (130.032).
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RICHARD LANGE

This is an inspiration from the 19th century, an easily legible, precision watch for navigators and purveyors of scientific measurements. The three-complication regulator is reminiscent of the pocket watches by Dresden horologist Johann Heinrich Seyffert, with a stop-seconds indicator, a tourbillon, and a fusée-and-chain transmission for incomparable time measurement, in platinum (232.025), yellow (232.021) or rose gold (232.032).
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LANGEMATIK PERPETUAL

This elaborate, self-winding perpetual calendar watch with moon-phase display, in platinum (310.025) yellow gold (310.021), or rose gold (310.032) has an outsize date that can be advanced both collectively and manually, making it unusually simple to synchronize through the year 2100 and after. It has a zero-reset mechanism and a bidirectional rotor.
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JEWELLED WATCHES

These custom orders are lavishly ornamented with mother-of-pearl faces and quality diamonds. The Little Saxonia, the Cabaret, and the Saxonia Automatic are particularly outstanding
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