“All we had was the vision of once again crafting
the world's best watches in Glashütte.“
The fall of the Berlin Wall and German reunification offered Walter Lange a historic opportunity: On 7 December 1990, in his home town of Glashütte, which he had to leave in 1948 after his family was expropriated, he founded Lange Uhren GmbH and brought back to life the inheritance left to him by his ancestors.
Instead of retiring like other people in their mid sixties, Walter Lange once again turned his vision of creating the world’s best watches into reality.
On 24 October 1994, the first A. Lange & Söhne collection of the new era exceeded all expectations and resurrected the watchmaking legend. The news that the illustrious name of A. Lange & Söhne had been reborn caused a paradigm shift: The art of watchmaking had found a second home, outside of Switzerland. Finally, time had come home.
1815 “Homage to Walter Lange”
The 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” has a stoppable jumping seconds hand, which dates back to a 150-year-old invention by his great-grandfather Ferdinand Adolph Lange.
A unique timepiece
The 40.5-millimetre case of the 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” is made of stainless steel. This single piece features a black enamel dial inspired by the design of historic pocket watches with the traditional railway-track minute scale and polished hands.
The newly developed movement carries the special calibre number L1924. This refers to Walter Lange’s year of birth. In addition, the first three numbers of the reference number, 297, cite his date of birth, 29 July.
“There's something one should expect
not only of a watch but also of oneself:
to never stand still.“