A. Lange & Söhne – Where German Fine Watchmaking Began
Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s journey began with an education usually reserved for engineers and technicians and an apprenticeship with a master clockmaker, following which he went to France to further his studies and skills. Armed with this knowledge, he founded A. Lange & Söhne in the town of Glashütte in 1845.
F.A. Lange is credited with laying the foundations of the German watchmaking industry in Glashütte and revolutionizing watchmaking itself. 170 years later, this brand is a leader in the world of haute horlogerie and is in a state of constant demand among watch lovers and collectors the world over.
A. Lange & Söhne movements are developed and manufactured completely in-house. These by-hand engraved and decorated manual and automatic movements are as exquisite a creation as the watches it powers; a beauty that is appreciated thanks to the many models that have sapphire crystal case backs.
A. Lange & Söhne introduced its first four new calibres in 1994. A mere 17 years later, by 2011, this number had increased to 40, with over 150 international prizes and awards being conferred on Lange’s calibre designers and watchmakers. At present, the number of movements has increased to 49.
Known for their time-only and complication watches (with the chronograph, split second chronograph, and perpetual calendar being the most favoured), A. Lange watches are made in 18k gold or platinum and come with breathtaking detailing. Each wristwatch is a unique masterpiece that is made completely by hand; consequently, each year sees production of only a few thousand wristwatches. Each piece is engineered to be perfect in every way; anything less is unacceptable to the brand ethos as laid down by the founder.
With a distinctive and easily recognized appearance, A. Lange & Söhne watches are coveted by men and women who value understated elegance and perfect functionality – they find exactly that in the Zeitwerk, Lange 1, Saxonia, Richard Lange, and 1815 collections.
Investing in a Pre-Owned A. Lange & Söhne Watch
A. Lange & Söhne watches are a dream to own; and without the estate watch market, it would remain a dream for many. This market gives watch aficionados the chance to own an authentic used A. Lange & Söhne watch without losing out on any of the watch’s inherent value or spending a small fortune. Explore this world and find your iconic match – be among the watch-loving elite!.