A. Lange & Sohne

A New Record in Auction World: A. Lange & Sohne 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange”Stainless Steel Case Watch 297.078

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May 13 this year, at Fu Yisi Spring Auction, the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” steel bracelet watch was sold at a price of 852,500 Swiss Francs. And it became the most valuable Lange watch in history and created the new auction record of the Lange watch. However, the proceeds from this auction will be donated to the “Children Action Foundation”. This shows that the brand is very keen on public welfare.
Overview about the Children Action Foundation
The Foundation is committed to improving the physical and mental well-being of underprivileged children and adolescents around the world. Bernard Sabrier, a Swiss businessman, founded the foundation in 1994. And the Maxim of Foundation is that “Every child has a right to childhood”. Perhaps for this reason, the Foundation has been supported by many brands around the world since its inception.
A. Lange & Sohne 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” steel case watch
Although this watch looks simple, it is actually a very special watch. As the Lange has produced many complicated watches and large complex watches from ancient times to the present. However, the Lange 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” can exceed these complex watches being the most valuable Lange watch that is enough to illustrate the specialness of this watch.
Lange 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” is a Special Edition Watch to commemorate the Walter Lange. Though this is no a chronograph watch, it has a pauseable second hand pointer. A second second hand is added to the 1815 small three-pin, which can be activated or stopped by a button. With the button at 2 o’clock, the central large second hand will indicate the time in seconds. And it can be used to measure heart rate that is perfect function.
A. Lange & Sohne 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” steel case watch has polished curved bezel, satin-polished mid-shell case and the naturally curved lugs. The whole style is both a soft side and a steel side, which is very balanced and very shaped.
The newly developed movement of this brand is specially named L1924 representing the birth year of Walter Lange, and it has 60 hours of power storage space that is enough for daily life.
This 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” watch was created to commemorate the founder of the brand, Walter Lange ( 1924-2017).
Walter Lange, a short four years after rebuilding the watch factory, made Lange a blockbuster in Basel. This shows how powerful and intelligent he is. Walter Lange should be a bridge connecting the history and reality of Lange. His legendary experience is closely linked to wonderful and tortuous history of brand. He is the history of Lange and the irreplaceable spiritual leader. Although I have not seen Mr. Walter Lange himself, I sincerely admire him still.