In July 2014, the Zurich boutique of Les Ambassadeurs is dedicating a new special exhibition to the A. Lange & Söhne brand. In this exhibition, the German watch manufacturer shows its watchmaking innovations as well as pocket watches from the 19th century. New innovations from 2014 will also be presented, such as the GRAND LANGE 1 MOONPHASE with a display which only needs readjusting by a day after 122.6 years, and the 1815 TOURBILLON which unites not one but two of A. Lange & Söhne's patents, the stop-seconds mechanism and the ZERO-RESET function.
The Dresden-based watchmaker Ferdinand A. Lange laid the foundation for precision watchmaking in Saxony in 1845 when he founded his watch manufactory. His high-quality watches are still sought after by collectors from all over the world. After the Second World War, the company was expropriated, and the name A. Lange & Söhne was almost forgotten. In 1990, Walter Lange, the great-grandson of Ferdinand A. Lange decided to start anew. Only a few thousand gold or platinum wrist watches are now manufactured at Lange each year. Only in-house developed movements, decorated and assembled by hand, operate inside these watches. With 49 manufactory calibres, A. Lange & Söhne has now secured a top position among the best watchmaking brands in the world in a little more than 20 years. Innovative timepieces, such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a mass-produced wrist watch and the LANGE ZEITWERK with a precisely functioning numerical display, rank among the greatest accomplishments. Both models have now become icons of the traditional brand.
Watch enthusiasts and interested persons can visit the A. Lange & Söhne special exhibition from 2 to 31 July 2014 in the Espace Connaisseur of the Les Ambassadeurs boutique in Zurich.
We look forward to seeing you there!