A. Lange & Söhne Tourbillon Pour le Mérite, Platinum

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Here is an example of one of just 50 Tourbillon Pour le Mérite* pieces created in platinum. The watch, that was one of four the brand announced as part of its revival in 1994, was the most technically complex and inspired by the famed tourbillon pocket watches the historic house had created back in the day. As such, it is fitting that was named after the highest orders of the Kingdom of Prussia. This example of the Tourbillon Pour le Mérite features an understated silver dial. The watch is accompanied by a matching copy of The Pour le Mérite: A. Lange & Söhne Collection by Peter Chong, that the brand gifted to the owner of the watch.


The name Lange has been tied to watchmaking and the Saxony area of Germany for centuries. In the 1800s, Ferdinand Aldoph Lange – which is where the “A” in A. Lange & Söhne comes from – began his watchmaking journey under the tutelage of master watchmaker, Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes. Passed from father to son, the Lange name flourished, before encountering considerable obstacles during the 20th century.

In 1990, the brand was resuscitated by Walter, the great-grandson of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, and watch industry veteran Günter Blümlein. A Nuremberg native, Blümlein grew up in post-war Germany, and had previously overseen the resurgence of IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre. This started the four-year journey that Lange and Blümlein would go on with their small team to bring the company back from the ashes, with the release of their first four models on 25th October 1994.