A. Lange and Sohne 260.028 Richard Lange Pour Le Merite 18K White Gold LIMITED (27455)

27455 A Lange & Sohne 260.028 Richard Lange Pour Le Merite, 260028, limited edition to 218 pieces in commemoration of Lange's 218 authorized dealers, 18k white gold case on a strap with a white gold tang buckle, manual wind A. Lange & Sohne caliber L044.1 movement, designed to be one of the most accurate movements ever with the use of the fusée-and-chain transmission with 636 chain parts, 36 hour power reserve, hacking seconds, black dial with white Roman numerals and white gold hands, display back showcasing the fusee chain, size 40.5, thickness 10.7, like new with original box and papers that are undated.

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This is an 18k white gold A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Pour Le Merite 260.028. It has an alligator leather strap with an 18k rose gold ALS tang buckle, and a scratch resistant sapphire crystal. It has a pull out winding crown, and an exhibition sapphire display case back secured with 6 screws, and engraved around the polished perimeter with "A. LANGE & SOHNE – LIMITED – GLASHUTTE SA.," hallmarks, a serial number, and the edition number out of 218. The 40.5mm diameter solid three-body case, downturned lugs, and thin angled bezel are polished. The three-part black enamel dial has a step-down center, applied white Roman numeral hour markers, and a white perimeter minute/hour chapter ring with red quarter-hour Arabic numeral markings. There are white gold sword hands and in the 6 o'clock position is a recessed subsidiary dial with running small seconds and a white gold hand. It has a 36-hour power reserve at full wind, and the 10.7mm thick case, dial, and movement are all signed.

This A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Pour Le Merite 260.028 has a mechanical manual winding A. Lange & Sohne caliber L 044.1 movement. It's made from Glashütte 3/4 plate in German silver, with fausses cotes and Cotes de Geneve embellishment; the balance-cock and 4th wheel cock are hand engraved making each watch unique. It's constructed with 33 jewels, 915 components, a shock absorber device, and 2 screwed gold chatons. It includes a lever escapement, monometallic balance with 6 eccentric poising weights adjusted to 5 positions, a self-compensating Breguet balance spring, and a swan neck micrometer regulator. It has a hand-engraved balance bridge with polished beveled edges, a hacking seconds device for precision time setting, and a shock-resistant screw balance. There is a balance spring that oscillates at a frequency of 21,600 vph (3 Hz), a precision beat-adjustment system with a lateral setscrew and whiplash spring. The fusee chain, which is comprised of 636 components transformed into 212 links, which are joined to form a 152mm chain. It's visible through a drop-shaped cutout in the ¾ plate, and shows how the intricate chain unwinds from the mainspring barrel onto the fusée during the winding of the watch.

The A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Pour Le Merite 260.028 was introduced in 2016 in a limited edition of only 218 examples, commemorating all 218 of A. Lange & Sohne's authorized 218 dealers.