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.

Love Affair Revealed: One Man’s Journey into Watch Collecting

By Alexander Lam There are many ways to view an object.  At the end of the day an object is inanimate, it does not breathe, it does not feel, it is not alive.  However, the objects we touch from day to day, that our five senses observe, we attribute qualities to these objects that a…

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Technically Speaking, You’ll be Dead before the new A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase watch Needs to be Adjusted

Just about a  month ago, A. Lange & Sohne invited journalists from around the world to the unveiling of its Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase watch that tracks the lunar cycles in  — well – grand style. The official unveiling of this watch to the world will occur in just about two weeks at the…

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Three Top Jump Hour Watches

We get so used to looking at time on our watch in the typical way — with hour hands, minute hands and seconds – that sometimes we forget there are other options out there.  One of our favorite “different” timepieces is the jump hour watch. We love this because of the super elegant and intriguingly…

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Announcing the Grand Prix D’Horlogerie De Geneve 2013 Winners

On Friday, the largest and most important award ceremony in watches took place in Geneva. It was the 13t annual Grand Prix D/Horlogerie – wherein a huge number of awards were given. Indeed, it seems each year new categories are added to the prize list – so that this year the event totaled 15 awards. The…

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A moment in Time with Jerome Lambert CEO Montblanc International

About a month ago, we started a new series of interviews with new brand CEOs. In this vein, we recently interviewed new international CEO of Montblanc, Jerome Lambert. Lambert spent 15 years at the helm of Jaeger-LeCoutlre (and held top spot before that for a few years at A. Lange& Sohne).  Recently, he staked claim…

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