I make no effort to hide the fact that A. Lange & Söhne is one of my all time favourite watch manufacturers. If you were ever unfortunate enough to wake up in my bed, you wouldn't find any posters of topless women on my wall. You would however find a large A5 images of a rose gold Lange One stuck right in the middle. Sad - but true. And Here's a bit of news that confirms the manufactures pull within the collector community:
At a Phillips auction in Geneva on 14 May 2017, one of 30 unique ZEITWERK HAND-WERKSKUNST timepieces found a new owner.
Why is this important? Well, back in 2009, A. Lange & Söhne presented the ZEITWERK, the first mechanical watch with precisely jumping numerals for hours and minutes whose jumping motion is controlled by a patented constant-force escapement. A limited edition of this model – only 30 pieces in platinum – bearing the name HANDWERKSKUNST was introduced in 2012. One of these exquisitely finished watches has now changed hands following its sale by the auction house Phillips in Geneva. The gavel fell at a price of 176,940 euros, 186 per cent of the original sale price of 95,000 euros. A huge result. And although buying a watch shouldn't be considered an investment - you know with Lange you are getting something very special.