Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

 |  October 27th, 2014

Not too long ago, during our week on German Watches, we wrote here about how A. Lange & Sohne re-established itself post-Berlin Wall – becoming a force with which to be reckoned in the luxury watch industry today. While we have a lot to tell you about the brand’s 20th anniversary of the Lane 1 — celebrated this past weekend in Dresdent — we also want to fill you in on the details — so be patient. If you love history and Lange, you may first be very interested in the four-and-a-half minute video below that brings us from 1945 to date – and outlines the rebirth of A. Lange & Sohne – it is a video worth watching. It was in…

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Would You Travel to Iceland to Understand a Watch Brand Better? We did – with A. Lange & Sohne – Read About it Here

 |  October 10th, 2014

Last week was one of austere beauty,  incredible experiences with nature, a bit of desolation, and a dance with time. Last week I spent in Iceland with A. Lange & Sohne, and while I posted on social medial many photos of rainbows and waterfalls, of glaciers and lava rocks, I also posted great watch pics – but I saved the best for my faithful and always-eager watch-lover readers.  Before I get into the A. Lange & Sohne watches, though, I want to shed a little light on this brand, which this year celebrates the 20th anniversary of its first modern-era watch, the Lange 1. There is something incredibly special about this brand and the people (from Walter Lange on down…

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A. Lange & Sohne Unveils New Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Merite Watch to Celebrate NYC Boutique Opening

 |  September 26th, 2014

  For those who love this extraordinary German brand, it may thrill you to know that there is now an A. Lange & Söhne boutique in the city that never sleeps. A brand that produces an exclusive number of timepieces per year (some say fewer than 5,000), A. Lange & Sohne is hardly accessible to just anyone.  However, with the new boutique, even if you can’t afford to buy an A. Lange & Sohne timepiece, you can now stop in and gape — and see the new  timepiece made exclusively for the New York store.   Indeed, last night we attended the Grand Opening celebration in the exquisite more than 2,500-square-foot two-story-high space at 785 Madison Ave. The store was  packed full of…

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Moonphase Madness – One Collector’s Love Affair with the Heavens

 |  September 23rd, 2014

By Gordon Henderson I would like to side step our normal updates about the latest in horology news and talk personal affectations, in particular this editor’s love for the lunar complication aka moon phase complication. Why the lunar complication you ask? It all starts with what many in the watch world refer to as their grail watch: The watch that is out of the financial reach for most mere mortals, and therefore regulated to an unrequited love that subsists on photos, articles and following the relevant hash tags of the watch that just isn’t meant to be. For me that watch is none other than the Patek Philippe 5270.  Unveiled at Baselworld 2011, it is modern sized at 41mm, and awesome.…

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The Epitome of German Horology: A. Lange & Sohne

 |  September 4th, 2014

By Gordon Henderson With the collapse of the Berlin Wall in November of 1989 and the official reunification of East and West Germany in January of 1990, the reestablishment of East German business was paramount. For Walter Lange, the great grandson of Ferdinand Adolf Lange, the demise of the wall was a great opportunity to revive the German watch company originally formed by his grandfather — which had been expropriated during the communist regime. Indeed, 100 years of remarkable watchmaking ended abruptly when A. Lange & Söhne’s workshops fell victim to seizure during World War II. The hiatus of the brand that that had roots dating back to 1846 — would last more than forty years until the reunification of Germany…

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