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Lange & Söhne Timepieces Score Big Time


The German watchmaker's precision models confirmed their powerful appeal.

by Anne Doridou-Heim

Lange & Söhne Timepieces Score Big Time
Held once again at the request of AGRASC (Agency for the Recovery and Management of Seized and Confiscated Assets), this sale featured exceptional watches only: 99, to be precise. Only two did not find buyers. The most sought-after models were by the German watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne, notably this "Tourbograph Pour le Mérite", no. 26 in a limited edition of 51, which went for €194,280.  This watch stands out for its numerous complications, combining a fusée and chain transmission with a tourbillon and a split-second chronograph, and for its silver dial with two counters and a tourbillon cage at 6 o'clock. Among other watches by the famous company, the "Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual" with a perpetual calendar fetched €154,278, the "Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen" €131,422 and the "Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon", a rare platinum flyback chronograph, €159,992. The appeal of these timepieces, designed to last, is clearly as strong as ever. Click here for more articles from La Gazette Drouot