pieces of the Berlin wall have been exposed to the opportunity on the stand of the brand at the recent SIHH. Nearly thirty years after the fall of that barrier of concrete between the two Germanys, A. Lange & Söhne is also celebrating the 25 years of its rebirth. Founded in 1845, the manufacture based in Glashütte, near Dresden, was bombed and nationalized at the end of the Second world War. It’s reborn from its ashes in 1990, in favour of the reunification of germany, and through the determination of Walter Lange, the great-grandson of the founder. He joined the entrepreneur Günter Blümlein and is working to revive this jewel of watchmaking mechanical.
Four years later, they have four watches, including the Lange 1, which boasts a design very specific, with its large date and its dial is the hours offset. She has not taken a ride and is part of the icons of this brand, which today belongs to the Richemont group. The Lange 1 (in the photo), dressed in blue for this series limited to 250 pieces – 43 700 euro, manual-winding movement, which opens the festivities. Each month until the 24th of October, exact date of the restart of A. Lange & Söhne in 1994, an anniversary model will be unveiled.