Limited-edition watches from A. Lange & Soehne successful at auction
November 29, 2012: A. Lange & Söhne has again proven its value for serious collectors as its watches get acquired for record sums at Dr. Crott’s auction in Frankfurt on the Main.
Two limited-edition watches made by A. Lange & Söhne in 1996 and 2000 changed hands recently. One watch enthusiast from Europe bid 248,000 euros for a Tourbillon "Pour le Mérite" in platinum. Only 50 copies of this exceptional timepiece were made in the platinum version between 1994 and 1998. The price bid for watch number 20/50 was far higher than forecast. This timepiece by A. Lange & Söhne reached more than three times its original selling price.
Another bidder worked hard for a pink-gold version of the 1815 Moonphase, highly prized among collectors. At 19,200 euros, he paid double the original selling price. Only 250 examples of this version were ever made.
The brand is indeed pushing boundaries!