On March 17, 2013, at the Antigouron auction, a highly sought-after Lange masterpiece: Tourbillon ‘Pour le Mérite’ with a rare combination of white gold case and blue dial The watch changed hands for 275,710 euros.
 This charming watch is one of the 200 limited edition watches of 1994. Fifty of them have a platinum case, and 130 have an 18K yellow gold case; only 19 have a white gold case.
Rare Lange ‘Pour le Mérite’ timepiece
 The high price of this complex watch, in addition to exceeding its original high estimate of 225,000 euros, was sold at a price four times the original retail price. Watch collectors from all over the world have expressed interest in this masterpiece. This sale is the highest ever in a Lange white gold edition Tourbillon ‘Pour le Mérite’ watch. At the auction, the Tourbillon ‘Pour le Mérite’ watch was one of the most popular Lange works. Good-quality watches are often sold at three to five times the original retail price.
 The Tourbillon ‘Pour le Mérite’ watch with a unique sesame chain drive system is the proud creation of Lange, the outstanding watchmaker of Saxony. Lange pioneered the installation of a sesame chain transmission system that compensates for the loss of clockwork torque on the watch in 1994. In combination with the extremely precise one-minute tourbillon, Lange regained its traditional leading position in manufacturing complex timepiece factories.
 The Tourbillon ‘Pour le Mérite’ watch’s sesame chain drive system provides a constant power output for the watch.
About Lange
 When Ferdinand A. Lange founded his watchmaking factory in 1845, it also laid the foundation stone for the watchmaking industry in Saxony. His precision pocket watches are still sought after by collectors around the world. After the Second World War, Lange’s century-old foundation was expropriated and confiscated by the East German regime. The great-grandson of the founder, Walter Lange, seized the opportunity and began the revival of Lange in 1990. Today, Lange produces only thousands of gold or platinum watches of the highest quality each year. All are equipped with an exclusive movement carefully modified and assembled by hand. Within 20 years, Lange has developed more than 40 watch-manufactured movements, leading the world’s leading watch brand. The brand is fruitful, introducing different innovative timing tools, such as LANGE 1 with the first large calendar display in general watches, and LANGE ZEITWERK with clear, easy-to-read, accurate word skipping devices. These two watches have also become Lange’s signature models.
 Lange’s revival is also the epitome of the revival of German fine watchmaking.