German watch brand A. Lange  & Sohne has a rich history that dates backk to the 19th century. Its roots were plucked, though, when the  brand was expropriated after World War II. It was Walter Lange, the great-grandson of the original brand founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, who brought the brand back to life in the early 1990’s with the help of watch industry veteran Gunter Blümlein. Today, the brand is one of the most sought-after by collectors. Established in the Saxony region of Germany, A. Lange  & Sohne has developed 65 mechanical calibers to date and offers a host of beloved  collections, including the Lange 1, the Zeitwerk and more.

Remembering Watch Industry Great, Günter Blümlein

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I searched my computer to find the photographs of yesteryear. But to no avail. The reason: to find some of the great photographs of myself with Günter Blümlein, whose untimely death at the age of 58 in 2001 left the watch world stunned. His foresight and determination has been stalwart during the late 20th century…

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The Evolving World Of Women’s Watches And Why Watches Shouldn’t Be Labeled

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Time is being recalibrated for women, but maybe not fast enough. If you see a savvy woman wearing a complicated watch, most likely – up until recently – it is a man’s watch. Except for jewelry brands like Cartier and Van Cleef & Arpels, the designer brands like Chanel, Hermes and Fendi, or fashion-oriented brands, most…

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A. Lange &  Sohn Unveils Newest Handwerkskunst Cabaret Tourbillon

A. Lange & Sohne Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

German watch brand A. Lange & Sohne is known for its superb watchmaking prowess, but every once in a while, it dazzles its collector followers with a specially made extravagant fine art  piece. Such is the case with the all-new  Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst. By utilizing rare and traditional techniques, such as enameling and engraving, the…

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A. Lange & Sohne Talks About Women In Connoisseur Conversations

A. Lange & Sohne Connoisseur Conversations

During the recent Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021 digital exhibition, visitors were treated to some sensory overload presentations. Some were live, others had been pre-recorded and others were open discussions. A lot of videos had also been prepared and were launched. Not every aspect of the week-long show was perfect and there were some technical…

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Introducing The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar

A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar

By Nancy Olson Today marks the start of Watches & Wonders Geneva 2021, a digital platform for the second year in a row. But that hasn’t stopped watch brands from offering classics and innovative complexities.  This new A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar is a gorgeous interpretation of the well-loved—and highly intricate—complication for…

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A. Lange & Sohne CEO Wilhelm Schmid Has Big Plans Moving Forward

A. Lange & Söhne Odysseus

It isn’t every day that a CEO can boast his 10th anniversary at the helm, but this year marks Wilhelm Schmid’s first decade as CEO at German brand A. Lange & Sohne. During his 10 years there so far, he has ushered in some very important milestones for the brand. And, having spent a year…

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