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Top 5: Less Is More: Watches That Only Tell Time

Top 5: Less Is More: Watches That Only Tell Time

A. Lange & Söhne : Another commitment To The Concours of Elegance 2022

A. Lange & Söhne : Another commitment To The Concours of Elegance 2022

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante: A Sophisticated Horological Complication

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante: A Sophisticated Horological Complication

Grand Lange 1: Bigger, bolder and better?

Grand Lange 1: Bigger, bolder and better?

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Boasts Increased Comfort And More Refined Design

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Boasts Increased Comfort And More Refined Design

You Don’t Just Buy An A. Lange & Söhne, You Earn One.

You Don’t Just Buy An A. Lange & Söhne, You Earn One.

Wilhelm Schmid, CEO at A. Lange & Söhne Decodes The 2022 Novelties

Wilhelm Schmid, CEO at A. Lange & Söhne Decodes The 2022 Novelties

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus for the brave and inquisitive wearer

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Odysseus for the brave and inquisitive wearer

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Exploring New Sound with the Richard Lange Minute Repeater

Watches and Wonders 2022: A. Lange & Sohne Exploring New Sound with the Richard Lange Minute Repeater

A. Lange & Sohne : Give the gift of time

A. Lange & Sohne : Give the gift of time

FEATURED: A. Lange & Söhne – Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

FEATURED: A. Lange & Söhne – Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

FEATURED: A Lange & Söhne – The five-minute clock in the Semper Opera House

FEATURED: A Lange & Söhne – The five-minute clock in the Semper Opera House

Horology Decentralised

Horology Decentralised

Watches & Wonders 2021 : A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar

Watches & Wonders 2021 : A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar

Watches & Wonders 2021: A. Lange & Sohne: The Triple Split

Watches & Wonders 2021: A. Lange & Sohne: The Triple Split

A. Lange and Sohne has a long and prestigious history, dating back to 1845 when it was founded by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in Glashutte, Germany. The brand was one of the first Manufactures to bring precision watchmaking to Saxony. After completing his training, Lange set out to build his own watchmaking empire in Saxony. So, in 1845, A. Lange and Cie was launched. Then as well being one of the most respected watch brands in the world, in 1846, Lange invented the three-quarter plate design that continues to form the basis of the brand’s movements today. He also introduced the millimeter to watchmaking and became the mayor of Glashutte in 1848.

In 1868, his son Richard joined the business and in 1871, his other son Emil did, too. The company’s name was changed to A. Lange and Sohne, or A. Lange and Sons. The Manufacture continued to thrive under the leadership of the Lange sons, but its success was interrupted by the outbreak of World War I. Come 1989, post the devastation of the 2nd World War, East and West Germany reunited, and it was time for A. Lange and Sohne to make a comeback after 40 years. So, in 1990, Walter Lange officially relaunched A. Lange and Sohne with a new collection of timepieces along with his friend and business partner Günter Blümlein. In Glashutte, Saxony, a new watchmaking facility was built, and the company began producing some of the finest timepieces in the world once again.

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