On May 13th of this year, at the Spring Auction, the Lange Steel Case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ watch was sold at 852,500 Swiss francs, about RMB 5,541,762, and became a historical value. The highest Lange watch, set an auction record for Lange watches.
Lange Steel Case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ Watch
This 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ watch is made in memory of the deceased brand founder Walter Lange (Mr. Walter Lange, 1924-2017).
Although this watch looks simple, it is actually a very special watch. Lange has produced many complicated tables and large complicated tables from ancient times to the present. Lange 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ can surpass these complicated tables and become the most valuable Lange table, which is enough to illustrate the speciality of this watch.
Lange steel case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ watch is in memory of the founder of the brand, Mr. Walter Lange.
So some brotherhoods have asked why this watch can become the Lange watch with the highest value at present? There are two main reasons.
1. Lange is currently the only mainstream watch brand in the mainstream watch brand (referring to mass production), never producing steel watches. We all know that in the normal market, gold watches are more valuable than steel watches (excluding some hungry marketing steel watches). Many top watch brands, in order to lower the threshold of entry, have begun to introduce entry steel watches. Patek Philippe, Audemars Piguet, and Vacheron Constantin all have steel watches. Piaget, which also used precious metals to make watches, also introduced polo s with steel cases. Similarly, Moser, which has been producing gold watches before, also released Pioneer steel watches. At present, among the mainstream luxury watches, only Lange has never lowered the threshold and figure, and has always only produced gold watches. The entry is gold watches.
Lange Steel Case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ Watch
Rare is expensive, so when Lange, which only produces gold watches, suddenly launches a steel watch, the value of steel will exceed gold. Before Lange introduced the steel case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ this time, Lange’s history (referred to as modern Lange) had produced steel watches only twice, in the late 1990s and early 21st century, respectively. The steel case Lange 1 and the steel case Tourbillon Pour Le Merite tourbillon are not production watches. In other words, in the past 10 years, Lange has never launched a steel watch. Until this year, to commemorate the launch of a steel watch by Walter Lange again, yes, only this one, steel case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’. Therefore, this watch is extremely valuable, more than any Lange production watch, including large and complex watches.
Lange steel case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ watch, although the dial looks simple, it is actually a complex watch.
2. The steel case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ watch looks simple, and there is nothing complicated on the surface, but it is actually a complicated watch. This watch has two seconds hands, a large second hand in the middle of the dial and a small second hand at 6 o’clock. The small 6 o’clock second hand is a regular second hand, nothing special. Special is the large second hand in the middle of the dial. The large second hand is a second hand that jumps to the second, one second at a time. At the same time, the button at the 2 o’clock of the case can control the start and stop of the large second hand. Just go away in a moment. Technically speaking, the jumping seconds are controlled by a constant force spring that is released once per second, and the start and stop of the jumping seconds function is controlled by a cylindrical wheel (similar to the principle of a cylindrical wheel chronograph). So 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ added a second jumper device to Lange’s traditional three-quarter splint. I put the structure of this device below, which is relatively intuitive, and interested brothers can study it by themselves.
Lange 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ watch jumping mechanism, in the picture 1, 2 are the cams and springs that control the jumping seconds. 5 is to control the movement of the watch to keep running when the seconds are skipped or stopped.
The important point is that the unique feature of Lange 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ was invented in 1877 by Mr. Walter Lange’s great grandfather (grandpa’s father) and applied for a German patent. So today, Lange used this feature on 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’, in memory of Mr. Walter Lange, it makes sense. This unique and unique feature of Lange also adds to the scarcity and value of this watch.
The specific case of the Lange steel case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ is a stainless steel case with a diameter of 40.5 mm and an enamel dial. It uses the L1924 manual winding movement, and it is an isolated product. Only one is produced. Brothers who are familiar with Lange will also notice that the enamel surface of this watch, because the number of enamel watches launched by Lange is relatively small. After auctioning the 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ steel case, the 85,200,500 Swiss francs (approximately RMB 5,541,762) will be donated to the Children’s Action Fund as a charity. So this watch auction has the character of charity auction, which will also raise the final transaction price of this watch.
Accessories for Lange steel case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ watch.
In commemoration of the founder of modern Lange brand, steel case, unique complex functions, enamel, charity, Lange steel case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’, which combines many factors, has thus become the most valuable Lange watch in history.
1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ watch in yellow, white and rose gold.
Although the steel case 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ has only existed for one time, there is still a great chance for the power players to obtain 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ in the future. In addition to the 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’, in addition to a steel case version, 145 platinum versions, 90 rose gold versions, and 27 gold versions were produced. These 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ are destined to appear in the future On the market (auctions, etc.). So everyone who hasn’t got a watch at the moment need not worry, please be patient.