A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange

Regular price
$34,000
Regular price
Sale price
$34,000
REF 232.032
Manual
41 MM
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SKU AS07305
ref 232.032
case size 41 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Silver
material Rose Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20
Includes Includes signed brown alligator leather strap with with signed rose gold pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, and papers dated 12/22/2014.
REF 232.032
Manual
41 MM
– Show less
SKU AS07305
ref 232.032
case size 41 MM
movement Manual Winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Silver
material Rose Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Includes signed brown alligator leather strap with with signed rose gold pin buckle. Also includes inner and outer boxes, books, and papers dated 12/22/2014.

Why We Love it

A Lange & Söhne isn’t merely one of the most celebrated names in German watchmaking. It’s among the finest watchmakers in the world — full stop.

From the splendid simplicity of the 1815, to the unrivaled design of the Lange 1, to the masterful sophistication of the Zeitwerk, a Lange timepiece is, in each and every instance, an example of the best horological savoir faire of its day. 

The Richard Lange line is unique in that its focus is almost entirely that of precision. Ferdinand Lange’s eldest son, Richard was an innovator in every respect, whose advances in horology led directly to Lange’s chronometric excellence in the decade leading up to the Second World War. In 1929, he discovered that the addition of beryllium to a hairspring made it both more elastic and more resistant to changes in temperature, and it is in his honor that the eponymous collection is named.

This particular Richard Lange is a Reference 232.042 from the 2010s. Housed in a 41mm pink gold case with a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, and a polished bezel, it features an opaline silver dial with printed Argente Roman indices, a matching pink gold ‘lance’ handset with a blued steel seconds hand, and A Lange & Söhne's manually wound Calibre L041.2 movement visible via a sapphire exhibition caseback.

This piece comes paired to a signed brown alligator leather strap with a signed pink gold pin buckle and is accompanied by its ephemera.

It’s difficult to argue with the beauty and horological firepower of a modern Lange design. Sophisticated yet classic, these watches are quite simply in a league of their own.

We’re certain you’ll agree!

Overall Condition

Case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Opaline silver dial with printed 'Roman' indices is in as-new condition with matching rose gold ‘lance’ handset. 18K signed crown. Sapphire display caseback.

Brand Story

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For Germany, Reunification represented a renaissance of sorts for a country that had been rent asunder by the Cold War. And for A. Lange & Söhne, whom fate had situated on the Eastern side of the Iron Curtain, it was indeed a rebirth.

Lange was founded in Glashütte in 1845, and its first century was truly a golden age. The brand imbued its products with a care and an attention to detail that brought worldwide renown. Its pocket watches, in particular, gained high marks in competition and saw use on the railroads of Europe.

But the coming of World War II and the subsequent Soviet occupation saw that golden age come to an end. The Soviet authorities expropriated the company in 1948 — the factory was shuttered, and the once-shining name of A. Lange & Söhne nearly faded into obscurity. That is, until 1990, when Walter Lange — great-grandson of the founder, Ferdinand A. Lange — resurrected his family’s old company and brought it to prominence once more.

Armed with Ferdinand Lange’s journal, Walter Lange sketched a watch that would adapt his great-grandfather’s designs to modern tastes, while still keeping an eye firmly on tradition. In the journal, Walter discovered sketches of a clock that Ferdinand designed with his mentor Johann Gutkaes. Commissioned by the Elector of Saxony for the Semperoper House in Dresden, the “Five Minute Clock” was nothing short of revolutionary.

With legibility as their primary concern, Johann Gutkaes and Ferdinand Lange designed a clock that, with its rectangular construction and two counter-rotating drums — one to show the hours, the other the minutes — was essentially the world’s first digital clock. Over one hundred years later, it was that clock that would inspire the modern manufacture’s first watch post-Reunification.

In 1992, Walter Lange filed a patent for a big date window, similar in style to the clock in the opera house. Two years later, it would appear on the Lange 1. Without question the firm’s flagship model, it features a big date function as its hallmark. Though found in watches like the Zeitwerk or the Langematik Sax-O-Mat, it’s in the Lange 1 that the big date is used to the greatest effect. Alongside other details such as asymmetrical sub-dials depicting the hours and sub-seconds, and the A. Lange & Söhne signature with its famous ampersand, it shows a clarity of vision that is wholly Lange.

Subsequent models — no less innovative — have only further cemented the brand’s footing as one of the most refined and fascinating watchmakers in business today. From the ludicrously complicated Zeitwerk to the elegant Saxonia to the recent Odysseus dive watch, Lange & Söhne is committed to pushing the horological envelope and reestablishing Germany as foremost amongst the world’s centers of watchmaking innovation.

A:S Guarantee

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Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

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All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Make it yours will fit standard 20mm watches

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A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange

A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange

Regular price
$34,000
Regular price
Sale price
$34,000
A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange

Why We Love it

A Lange & Söhne isn’t merely one of the most celebrated names in German watchmaking. It’s among the finest watchmakers in the world — full stop.

From the splendid simplicity of the 1815, to the unrivaled design of the Lange 1, to the masterful sophistication of the Zeitwerk, a Lange timepiece is, in each and every instance, an example of the best horological savoir faire of its day. 

The Richard Lange line is unique in that its focus is almost entirely that of precision. Ferdinand Lange’s eldest son, Richard was an innovator in every respect, whose advances in horology led directly to Lange’s chronometric excellence in the decade leading up to the Second World War. In 1929, he discovered that the addition of beryllium to a hairspring made it both more elastic and more resistant to changes in temperature, and it is in his honor that the eponymous collection is named.

This particular Richard Lange is a Reference 232.042 from the 2010s. Housed in a 41mm pink gold case with a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, and a polished bezel, it features an opaline silver dial with printed Argente Roman indices, a matching pink gold ‘lance’ handset with a blued steel seconds hand, and A Lange & Söhne's manually wound Calibre L041.2 movement visible via a sapphire exhibition caseback.

This piece comes paired to a signed brown alligator leather strap with a signed pink gold pin buckle and is accompanied by its ephemera.

It’s difficult to argue with the beauty and horological firepower of a modern Lange design. Sophisticated yet classic, these watches are quite simply in a league of their own.

We’re certain you’ll agree!

Overall Condition

Case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from age and use. Opaline silver dial with printed 'Roman' indices is in as-new condition with matching rose gold ‘lance’ handset. 18K signed crown. Sapphire display caseback.

Brand Story

+
For Germany, Reunification represented a renaissance of sorts for a country that had been rent asunder by the Cold War. And for A. Lange & Söhne, whom fate had situated on the Eastern side of the Iron Curtain, it was indeed a rebirth.

Lange was founded in Glashütte in 1845, and its first century was truly a golden age. The brand imbued its products with a care and an attention to detail that brought worldwide renown. Its pocket watches, in particular, gained high marks in competition and saw use on the railroads of Europe.

But the coming of World War II and the subsequent Soviet occupation saw that golden age come to an end. The Soviet authorities expropriated the company in 1948 — the factory was shuttered, and the once-shining name of A. Lange & Söhne nearly faded into obscurity. That is, until 1990, when Walter Lange — great-grandson of the founder, Ferdinand A. Lange — resurrected his family’s old company and brought it to prominence once more.

Armed with Ferdinand Lange’s journal, Walter Lange sketched a watch that would adapt his great-grandfather’s designs to modern tastes, while still keeping an eye firmly on tradition. In the journal, Walter discovered sketches of a clock that Ferdinand designed with his mentor Johann Gutkaes. Commissioned by the Elector of Saxony for the Semperoper House in Dresden, the “Five Minute Clock” was nothing short of revolutionary.

With legibility as their primary concern, Johann Gutkaes and Ferdinand Lange designed a clock that, with its rectangular construction and two counter-rotating drums — one to show the hours, the other the minutes — was essentially the world’s first digital clock. Over one hundred years later, it was that clock that would inspire the modern manufacture’s first watch post-Reunification.

In 1992, Walter Lange filed a patent for a big date window, similar in style to the clock in the opera house. Two years later, it would appear on the Lange 1. Without question the firm’s flagship model, it features a big date function as its hallmark. Though found in watches like the Zeitwerk or the Langematik Sax-O-Mat, it’s in the Lange 1 that the big date is used to the greatest effect. Alongside other details such as asymmetrical sub-dials depicting the hours and sub-seconds, and the A. Lange & Söhne signature with its famous ampersand, it shows a clarity of vision that is wholly Lange.

Subsequent models — no less innovative — have only further cemented the brand’s footing as one of the most refined and fascinating watchmakers in business today. From the ludicrously complicated Zeitwerk to the elegant Saxonia to the recent Odysseus dive watch, Lange & Söhne is committed to pushing the horological envelope and reestablishing Germany as foremost amongst the world’s centers of watchmaking innovation.

A:S Guarantee

+

Our Pledge

Analog:Shift stands behind the authenticity of our products in perpetuity.

Condition

Since our pieces are vintage or pre-owned, please expect wear & patina from usage and age. Please read each item description and examine all product images.

Warranty

We back each Analog:Shift vintage timepiece with a one-year mechanical warranty from the date of purchase.

International Buyers

Please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

Shipping & Returns

+

All of our watches include complementary insured shipping within the 50 states.

Most of our products are on hand and will ship directly from our headquarters in New York City. In some cases, watches will be shipped directly from one of our authorized partners.

We generally ship our products via FedEx, fully insured, within 5 business days of purchase. An adult signature is required for receipt of all packages for insurance purposes. Expedited shipping is available at an additional cost. We are also happy to hand deliver your purchase in Manhattan or you may pick it up at our showroom.

Returns must be sent overnight or by priority international delivery, fully insured and paid for by the customer. A restocking fee may apply. Watches must be returned in the same condition as initially shipped.

We welcome international buyers, please contact us prior to purchase for additional details on shipping and payment options.

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