The bombing of Dresden put an end to Walter Lange's dreams. The business went on without him but with mediocre products. In 1990 just after the reunification of Germany, he recreated it with another engineer without changing the name, releasing their first collection in 1994. A. Lange u. Söhne quickly found its place among the best manufacturers of high-complication watches, often including tourbillons.
Walter Lange died in January 2017. His engineers went to work immediately for paying tribute to him with a new calibre incorporating his favorite complication and named L1924 by reference to the year of his birth. The new model "1815 - Homage to Walter Lange" was unveiled in January 2018 with a production plan of 262 pieces in white, pink or yellow gold.
A unique specimen was also made in stainless steel, a material very scarcely used by Lange. Its black enameled dial is also unique. This watch will be sold on May 13 by Phillips in Geneva as lot 233, entirely for the benefit of the Children Action charity.
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SOLD for CHF 850K including premium