A. Lange & Sohne may have been founded in 1845, but the watchmaker has gotten seriously aggressive in producing ultra-luxury and ultra-complicated watches in recent years. The German watch company has manufactured very impressive pieces and we can’t help but admire the finishes and craftsmanship behind the brand. Check out four of the most impressive A. Lange & Sohne watches below. You can view more watches from A. Lange & Sohne here.
1. Grand Complication
This watch is hardly wearable at 50mm in diameter and 20mm thick, but you probably wouldn’t want to wear it anyways. A. Lange & Sohne’s most complicated watch carries a price tag heavier than the movement at $2.5 million, the watchmaker’s must expensive movement to date. The timepiece, released in a limited production of 6, features 876 parts and takes one watchmaker a full year to complete. The watch features a perpetual calendar, two chime complications, a chronograph with flying seconds and moon phase display.
2. Tourbograph Pour le Merite
The Pour le Merite is another limited edition from A. Lange & Sohne watches with only 50 ever manufactured. The rarity and complexity of the movement combine to give this piece it’s price of $500,000. Lange’s increasingly complicated reportoire has improved the watchmaker’s reputation as one of the top in the world, alongside brands like Patek Philippe and Audemars Piguet. The le Merite features a one-minute tourbillon, rattrapante chronograph and power reserve indicator.
3. Zeitwerk Minute Repeater
Usually, Lange watches are very traditional in appearance, which makes this Zeitwerk Minute Repeater a bit unconventional from the watchmaker. The mechanical watch has a digital-inspired display when watchmakers typically choose analog for their finest productions. A minute repeater is a complication that allows the wearer to sound out the time whenever desired and not just at the typical hour marks or half hour marks. It’s also the first watch with mechanical jumping numerals and a decimal minute repeater. This unique piece will set you back about $468,000.
4. Lange 1 Perpetual Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar
The Lange 1 Perpetual Tourbillon is perhaps one of Lange’s most elaborately decorated timepieces to date with its handworked white gold dial. The dial was completely decorated by hand in tremblage and relief engraving for a creation that’s not only a complicated timepiece but a work of art. The piece, revealed in 2013, features a perpetual calendar and time, day, month, leap year and moon phase displays. The beautiful, hand-crafted timepiece is quite pricey at $357,000, however as of 2013 the limited supply of 15 pieces had already sold out at $357,700 each.
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