A. Lange & Söhne watches demonstrate German engineering at its finest. Traditional details like hand-wound mechanisms and innovative flourishes come together to make a timepiece with eternal appeal. A. Lange & Söhne dates back to 1845 in Glashütte, Germany, where it operates to this day.
With their engraved elements and precise tourbillon movements, A. Lange & Söhne watches are easily recognized for their carefully crafted details and blend of innovation with old-fashioned elegance. One example is the Lange 1, with large dials that feature multiple displays and lunar calendars. A. Lange & Söhne’s distinct lines, from the digital Zeitwerk to the classic Saxonia, include hand-engraved details and patented inner workings that have defined an industry.
A. Lange & Söhne’s story begins with Ferdinand Adolph Lange, who trained as a master watchmaker in Dresden. Eager to broaden his skill set, he traveled to France, then known as the center of horological precision. He brought back all he learned to his hometown where he raised his two sons, Emil and Richard Lange. Together they carried on the family watchmaking legacy (Richard has a line named after him). That legacy continues to this day with Walter Lange, born in 1924. He steered the company forward, even when faced with war and occupation, and led the creation of the A. Lange & Söhne timepieces and brand we know today.
Hallmarks of an A. Lange & Söhne watch include a patented three-quarter plate and hand-engraved balance cock with floral flourishes. Each design includes gold chatons secured by thermally blued screws, revealing the watch’s origins. Special models even track the moon phase through a lunar disc with skillfully engraved stars. Further elegance comes from the materials used to create each watch, including gleaming 18-karat gold or platinum.
The contemporary elegance of the Lange 1 watch line features an oversized date. The line's off-center dial layout is also a trademark quirk with great character to these timepieces.
Heritage is also a key theme throughout A. Lange & Söhne’s products, as seen in the sleek Saxonia that references the Germany state of Saxony where Ferdinand Adolph Lange first honed his craft. The collection also features attractive modern styles like the Zeitwerk, with a digital display defined by a jumping numerals mechanism.
A. Lange & Söhne’s perfect balance between acknowledging the past and striding into the present is embodied in the Grand Lange 1. This slender watch has three dial elements to give it a sports-style look. It also features a patented technique: an "UP/DOWN" power-reserve indicator with a large date display.
A. Lange & Söhne’s offerings integrate the most modern horological technology known to man. They are made for wearers who appreciate the beauty and formality of old-fashioned pocket watches paired with enduring accuracy.