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Do you want to sell your A. Lange & Söhne watch at the best price? At Ancienne, we are experts with more than 25 years of experience in the appraisal, consignment and purchase of luxury watches. We offer to sell your A. Lange & Söhne in a fast, simple, discreet and secure process. Get the best possible return on your watch by avoiding unnecessary devaluations and intermediaries.

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    About A. Lange & Söhne

    A. Lange & Söhne watches  is the most important of German vintage watch brands belonging to the Swiss group Richemont, owner of emblematic watchmaking houses such as: Officine Panerai, Vacheron Constantin, IWC or Jaeger Le Coultre. The manufacturing of German watches has earned respect from the great Swiss watchmakers and A. Lange & Söhne watches is a great example of this.

     

    Founded in 1845 by master watchmaker Ferdinand A. Lange. In Glashütte, Saxony (Germany), this prestigious brand of vintage watches has been characterized from the beginning by the design and development of its own mechanisms producing a very small number of pieces a year, which has made it synonymous with craftsmanship and precision. Throughout its history, Lange has presented several technical innovations in the sector and has broken with many of the traditional watchmaking techniques. Among its innovations, the creation of measuring instruments made entirely by hand stands out, which greatly improved the quality of each of the pieces. In 1864 he incorporated the three-quarter plate (Dreiviertel-platine) which later became a distinctive element of the Glashütte watches. The brand also worked on the exact design of movements, calculations and conversion tables between the French watchmaking line and the metric system. The second half of the nineteenth century marked an extraordinary time for the history of A. Lange & Söhne watches, as the German empire stimulated the demand for luxury goods, and among them were Lange’s watches. Personalities and politicians of the time used their watches and the production of pocket chronographs spread remarkably. With the First World War, the luxury watch market collapsed, but A. Lange & Söhne managed to survive thanks to the production of high precision marine chronometers. Later it was one of the five German firms that made the B-Uhr or observer watches for the pilots of the Luftwaffe in World War II. In 1945 the Allied bombings completely destroyed the brand’s workshops. Three years later, they were nationalized to be part of the state company VEB Glashütter Uhrenbetriebe or GUB. The cold war marked a pause in the company, which from the year 1951 stopped recording the name of the brand in the spheres of its watches. After the German reunification, in 1990, Walter Lange relaunches the brand and begins a new stage within the company. The first collection that retakes the traditional signature A. Lange & Söhne is presented in 1994 by the hand of an iconic piece, the Lange 1, the first watch to incorporate an extra large date on the dial. The model was an immediate success due to the combination of its high-class caliber and its new off-center dial design. In the year 2000 A. Lange & Söhne becomes part of the Richemont group based in Geneva. In these years, A. Lange & Söhne has developed exclusive pieces of extraordinary precision artisan opening branches in many cities around the world. Among the most outstanding or emblematic A. Lange & Söhne watches models are those of the Lange family (Lange 1, Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar, Time Zone,), Saxonia (Thin, Dual Time, Annual Calendar, Langematik Perpetual), Richar Lange (Pour le Mérite, Tourbillon, Perpetual Calendar), 1815 (Up / Down, Tourbillon, Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar), Zeitwerk (Striking time, Handwerkskunst, Zeitwerk) and a group that includes incomparable masterpieces (Double Split, Grand Complication). All these new designs present an improvement in the stability and precision and innovations such as the spirals of the self-made steering wheel or the mechanism of tension readjustment. Also functions like the Zero-Reset and the stop seconds. A. Lange & Söhne watches is also known for its chronographs such as the Datograph model – from the group of masterpieces – that includes a power reserve indicator and an oscillation system of its own. All A. Lange & Söhne watches carry mechanical mechanisms and, with few exceptions, most cases are gold or platinum. As watchmakers they develop, produce and assemble all movements, built with an alloy of copper and nickel, unlike the nickel-plated brass used in Swiss movements. This gives it a very characterized coloring and shine. The uniqueness of its exclusive handmade pieces with exceptional precision have allowed the brand to stand at the top of international haute horlogerie and compete closely with other brands of luxury watches. Thus, A. Lange & Söhne has demonstrated throughout its history its impeccable professionalism and the high level of each of its pieces that denote the passion for a job well done and the triumph of the most orthodox craftsmanship.

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