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

(39976) A. Lange & Sohne 101.021 Lange 1 101021, 18k yellow gold on a strap with an 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, Like New with A. Lange & Sohne box and papers, which are sta...

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

(39564) A. Lange & Sohne 236.049 200th Anniversary F.A Lange 1815, 236049, limited edition of only 200 pieces as a salute to Ferdinand Adolph Lange, platinum case with platinum tang buckle, manual wind A. Lange & Sohne calibre L051.1, black gloss dial with white arabic numerals, railway minute track, white gold hands, small seconds at 6 o'clock, sapphire crystal, display back, size 40mm, thickness 8.8mm, like new with the original ...

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A. Lange and Sohne Lange 1 18K Rose Gold / Deployant NEW MOVEMENT + Deployment

(39404) A. Lange & Sohne 191.032 Lange 1, 191.032, 191032, 18k rose gold on a strap with a rose deployant 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 original box and papers dated December of 2015.

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A. Lange and Sohne Saxonia 384.026 Moon Phase 384.026 Automatik 18K White Gold / Silver Dia

(38836) A Lange & Sohne 384.026 Saxonia Moon Phase Automatik, 384.026, 18k white gold on a strap with an 18k white gold buckle, automatic movement, silver dial with white gold index hour markers, small seconds and moon phase display at 6 o'clock, hacking seconds, display back, sapphire crystal, 72-hour power reserve, water resistant to 30 meters, size: 40mm, thickness: 9.8mm. Like New with Lange box and papers dated October 2017.

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A. Lange and Sohne Saxonia 105.021 Manual Wind 18K Yellow Gold

(39384) A. Lange & Sohne 105.021 Saxonia, 105021, 18k Yellow Gold on a Strap with an 18k Yellow Gold Buckle, Manual Wind Caliber L941.3, Small Seconds at 6 O'clock, 18k yellow gold Hands, Big Date at 12 O'Clock Set with a Push Button Located at 2 O'Clock, Display Back, Diameter: 34 mm, Thickness: 9mm, Sapphire Crystal, Excellent condition with Original Box and papers dated January 1999

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A. Lange and Sohne 1815 Up & Down 221.021 18K Yellow Gold

(39341) A. Lange & Sohne 221.021 1815 Up & Down, 221021, 18k yellow gold on a strap with an 18k yellow gold tang buckle, manual wind Lange caliber L942.1 movement, silver dial with black Arabic numerals, blued steel hands, power reserve, small seconds, sapphire crystal, display back, diameter: 36mm, thickness: 8mm, Like New with box and papers from February 2003. This watch was fully serviced in July 2021.

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A. Lange and Sohne 200th Anniversary F.A Lange 236.049 1815 Platinum Black Dial RARE

(39663) A. Lange & Sohne 236.049 200th Anniversary F.A Lange 1815, 236049, limited edition of only 200 pieces as a salute to Ferdinand Adolph Lange, platinum case with platinum tang buckle, manual wind A. Lange & Sohne calibre L051.1, black gloss dial with white arabic numerals, railway minute track, white gold hands, small seconds at 6 o'clock, sapphire crystal, display back, size 40mm, thickness 8.8mm, like new with the original ...

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A. Lange and Sohne Zeitwerk 140.029 18K White Gold FULL SET

(38070) A. Lange & Sohne 140.029 Zeitwerk, 140029, 18k white gold with 18k white gold folding buckle, manual wind Lange caliber L043.1, 36-hour power reserve, black dial with innovative digital jumping hour and minute mechanism, power reserve at 12 o'clock, small seconds at 6 o'clock, sapphire crystal, display back, size: 41.9mm, thickness: 12.9mm. Like new with Lange box and papers dated June of 2015. The watch was just completely...

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A. Lange and Sohne Grande 115.029 Lange 1 Luminous

(39493) A. Lange & Sohne 115.029 Grosse Lange 1 Luminous, 18k white gold on a strap with an 18K white gold tang buckle, manual wind Caliber L901.2, black dial with luminescent hands and hour markers, date, small seconds, power reserve indicator, 72-hour power reserve, diameter: 41.9mm, thickness: 9.9mm, sapphire crystal, water resistant. Like New with the original box, strap, and papers dated November of 2004.

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A. Lange and Sohne Cabaret 118.121 Moonphase 18K Rose Gold / Bracelet RARE

(38868) A. Lange & Sohne 118.121 Cabaret Moonphase, 118121, 18k rose gold on a matching 18k rose gold bracelet, manual wind caliber 931.5 movement, silver dial, big date at 12 o'clock, sub seconds register at 6 o'clock, moon phase display in the small seconds sub dial, display back, sapphire crystal, size: 25.5mm X 36.3mm, thickness: 9.1mm. Like New with original box and papers dated August of 2008.

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

(39909) A. Lange & Sohne 105.027 Saxonia Reference, The 33.9mm Saxonia was one of the original 4 watches released by Lange when restarting the brand in 1994, originally in yellow gold this version in white gold with blue dial was released in 1997 and only remained in the catalog for 5 years, 18k White Gold on a blue alligator strap with an 18k white gold tang buckle, manual wind caliber L941.3, blue dial with diamond shaped white g...

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A. Lange and Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone 116.039 18K White Gold

(39920) A. Lange & Sohne 116.039 Lange 1 Time Zone 116039, 18k white gold on a strap with an 18k white gold tang buckle, manual wind Lange caliber, 72 power reserve indicator, silver dial, offset main dial featuring the "home time" (AM/PM Hand at the 12 O'clock position of this dial and a small seconds hand at the 6 O'clock position of this dial), patented large date at 2 O'Clock, world time sub dial located at 5 O'clock with an AM...

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A. Lange and Sohne Saxonia Rose Gold Manual Wind 37MM UNWORN

(39758) A. Lange & Sohne Saxonia 215.032, 18k rose gold on a strap with an 18k rose gold buckle, manual wind, silver dial with rose gold-tone index hour markers, small seconds at 6 o'clock (hacking seconds for accurate time setting), display back, size: 37mm, thickness: 7.3mm, sapphire crystal, 45-hour power reserve, water resistant to 30 meters. Unworn with Lange box and papers dated July of 2007.

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A. Lange and Sohne 1815 Chronograph 414.026 18K White Gold BOUTIQUE EDITION

(39668) A. Lange & Sohne 414.026 1815 Chronograph 414026, limited production model only sold through A. Lange & Sohne boutiques, 18k white gold case with white gold tang buckle, manual wind A. Lange & Sohne caliber L951.5 movement with 60 hour power reserve, silver dial with painted blue numerals, iconic pulsation inner bezel on the dial, 18k white gold hands, sapphire crystal, display back, size 39.5mm, thickness 10.8mm, like New ...

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A. Lange and Sohne Datograph Flyback Platinum / Deployant Buckle

(39536) A. Lange & Sohne 403.035 Datograph Flyback, 403035, platinum on an alligator strap with a platinum deployant buckle, manual wind movement, date, chronograph with flyback function, black dial with silver subdials, display back, sapphire crystal, water resistant to 3atm, size: 39 mm, thickness: 13 mm. Like New with original box and papers dated November of 2002.

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A. Lange and Sohne Richard Lange 232.026 18K White Gold Boutique Special Edition

(39563) A. Lange & Sohne 232.026 Richard Lange produced for one year as a boutique special edition, 232026, 18k white gold on a strap with an 18k white gold buckle, manual wind movement (L041.2), silver dial with black roman numerals, sweep seconds, sapphire crystal, display back, diameter: 40.5mm, thickness: 10.5mm. Like New with box and papers that are stamped but undated.

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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