A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual Calendar

Regular price
$92,900
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$92,900
REF 310.026
Automatic-winding
38.5 MM
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SKU AS08959
Article Number 40991590
ref 310.026
case size 38.5 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material White Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with with signed white gold deployant clasp. Also includes shipping box, outer box, inner winding box, books, corrector, and papers dated 12/24/2015.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from gentle use. Luminous satin black dial with applied 'Arabic' indices and recessed subsidiary registers is in as-new condition with matching luminous ‘Lance’ handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.
REF 310.026
Automatic-winding
38.5 MM
– Show less
SKU AS08959
Article Number 40991590
ref 310.026
case size 38.5 MM
movement Automatic-winding
approximate age 2010s
dial color Black
material White Gold
style Dress
category Pre-Owned Contemporary
bracelet Leather
lug width 20 MM
Includes Signed black alligator leather strap with with signed white gold deployant clasp. Also includes shipping box, outer box, inner winding box, books, corrector, and papers dated 12/24/2015.
overall condition The case is in fantastic condition overall showing light signs of wear from gentle use. Luminous satin black dial with applied 'Arabic' indices and recessed subsidiary registers is in as-new condition with matching luminous ‘Lance’ handset. Signed crown. Sapphire exhibition caseback.

Why We Love it

Born in 1815, Ferdinand Adolph Lange received a rigorous education at the hands of nurses and governesses. At 15 he became a student at the Saxon Technical school in Dresden. Next, he pursued training under Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes, Sr, royal clockmaker to the King of Saxony. In 1846 he and his brother-in-law formed A. Lange & Söhne, today one of the best watchmaking marques in the world. 

Lange’s use of precision tools and instruments allowed the manufacture to attain a level of precision that was heretofore unknown. After his death in 1878, his sons Richard and Emil would carry on his legacy. However, the Soviet occupation of East Germany at the end of the Second World War saw an end to A. Lange & Söhne. Following Reunification in the 1990s, the manufacture made its triumphant return. At the helm of the company was another Lange, Ferdinand’s great-grandson Walter.

The Lange 1815 Chronograph, Grand Lange 1 and the Datograph Double Split are among the gems in the brand’s catalog. But like many other established brands, there are certain, overlooked diamonds in the rough. Maybe it’s because it was simply ahead of its time, or because its strong character was a diversion from the typical Lange aesthetic, but the A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual Calendar took some time to sink in. Nowadays, it's a certified classic. 

Introduced in 2001, the the Langematik Perpetual was first made available in platinum and yellow gold cases. This particular Langematik Perpetual, however, dates to circa 2015 and features a 38.5mm white gold case with a sapphire crystal, a signed crown, a polished bezel, and three recessed corrector pushers for individual function adjustments. 

The satin black dial features an array of familiar Saxonia design cues, including a set of applied ‘Roman’ indices, a ‘digital’ date display at 12 o’clock, a moonphase aperture and running seconds display at 6 o’clock, and a pair of perpetual calendar subsidiary registers with a matching, luminous ‘lance’ handset.

Ftted to a signed black alligator strap with a signed, white gold deployant clasp, it packs Lange's ingenious, automatic Calibre L922.1 movement within — which is thankfully visible through a sapphire display caseback. 

If you’re looking for a horological work of art, a technical marvel, and an ultra-functional machine, then you’ve come to the right place!

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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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

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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.

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A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual Calendar

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Regular price
$92,900
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$92,900
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