Langue’s Invaluable Stainless Steel Watch

At the Christie’s Geneva “Exquisite Watch” auction held on November 11, 2013, Lange’s only DOUBLE SPLIT with a stainless steel case changed hands for nearly 380,000 Euros. DOUBLE SPLIT, released in 2004, occupies an important chapter in the history of watches and clocks. This dual chronograph chronograph is the first mechanical watch to compare chronographs during up to thirty minutes of activity. The sale amount for this auction is much higher than the original estimate of 96,000 to 140,000 euros, with outstanding results. This watch was sold in 2008, and the transaction price was more than four times the original retail price of the mass-produced platinum 950 model.

   At the same auction, a LANGE ZEITWERK ‘Lumi-nous’ limited edition (limited to 100 pieces) was sold for about 122,000 Euros, an increase of nearly 75% over the original retail price. This is also the first time this watch has been auctioned publicly. Launched in 2010, this watch is equipped with a luminous jumping character display and an innovative constant power escapement system.

   Lange watches have repeatedly achieved good results at auctions. One of the most successful examples is the TOURBILLON ‘Pour le Mérite’, launched in 1994. This year, the auction price of this model is on average four times higher than the original retail price, which shows its appreciation trend. Since 2010, the average auction price for this model has tripled. Other limited edition models of the brand, such as 1815 MOONPHASE and ANNIVERSARY LANGEMATIK made in 1999 and 2000, respectively, also have great potential for appreciation.