A. Lange & Söhne – The Foundation of German Fine Watchmaking
Switzerlad isn’t the only home of fine watchmaking. In fact, many of the finest watches and greatest innovations have come from the German watchmaking industry. Founded by Adolph Lange in 1845, A. Lange & Söhne watches form the foundation of the fine watchmaking industry in Germany, which began in Glashütte, a small town in the Ore Mountains of eastern Germany and home to the A. Lange & Söhne manufacture.
The story of A. Lange & Söhne is inspiring and rich; the tale began in Dresden, the nearby capital of the state of Saxony. A local watchmaker named Gutkaes was asked by a member of the Royalty to create a unique clock for the local Semper Opera. The result was the famous five minute digital clock. Adolphe Lange created a partnership with Gutkaes and, after creating horological masterpieces for various European nobles, they moved to the Glashütte, where A. Lange & Söhne was born.
Following the tenets that represent the brand, they work to constantly craft timepieces that are at the pinnacle of haute horlogerie. Consequently, they have pioneered several major innovations that helped propel A. Lange & Söhne to the top of the fine watchmaking world. Across the Zeitwerk, Richard Lange, Lange 1, Saxonia, and 1815 collections, each finely crafted Lange watch is a unique masterpiece.
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