The three-quarter plate: a style hallmark for A. Lange & Söhne

15 Апрель 2018 | , ,

Ferdinand Adolph Lange was a perfectionist watchmaker, seeking for the optimum engineering solutions for its watches. This is the reason why he worked on the evolution of the many separate bridges and cocks commonly used to assembly the movement of a watch. For the watchmaker it was a quite hard work, made of trials and…

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Hausmann & Co. sells A. Lange & Söhne watches since before the Berlin wall. A brief history from the press

1 Декабрь 2016 | , ,

The interview to Brigida Ceresola, Italy Brand Manager A. Lange & Söhne, and Benedetto Mauro, CEO of Hausmann & Co. together with Francesco Hausmann, is the cover story of the watch insert inside Il Messaggero, Rome’s main daily newspaper. Benedetto Mauro remembers that Hausmann & Co. used to sell A. Lange & Söhne watches before World…

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SIHH 2015 trends #6: minute repeater watches

9 Февраль 2015 | , ,

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SIHH 2015 trends #3: resizing

30 Январь 2015 | , ,

Size matters. This is why many watch companies are changing their collection introducing small watches that better suit to thin wrists. Given the importance of this choice, many of those changes have been announced in Autumn or before the SIHH 2015 opened. Lange & Söhne modernize the Saxonia collection with the aim to further improve…

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SIHH 2015 trends #1: black watches

23 Январь 2015 | , , ,

Black is back! And is the protagonist at SIHH 2015 Geneva watchmaking fair. A new version of the Datograph Up-Down by A. Lange & Söhne was introduced, with a black dial on a pink gold case. Also Vacheron Constantin completed its Patrimony and Malte collection with four rose gold and black face watches. The black…

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Evergreen watches: Lange 1 from A. Lange & Söhne

31 Октябрь 2014 | , ,

Only A. Lange & Söhne hisory can explain the Lange 1 appeal… 1845. Ferdinand A. Lange founded the watchmaking company A. Lange, on Saxonia’s mountains. His sons maintained the tradition of this name, giving it a  new and higher reputation during the following Century. 1939. A. Lange & Söhne tried to protect its plant during…

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Virtuosity on seconds hand: complicating the essential

24 Май 2014 | , , , ,

The seconds hand is fundamental in watches, especially in the automatic ones, since it indicates the flow of time, and shows the correct functioning of the watch. In mechanical watches, the seconds’ hand is naturally decentrated, because it is placed on the second’ wheel. By modifying the wheel train, thus adding a complication to the…

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The past you don’t expect: WW2 pilot watches from A. Lange & Söhne

24 Апрель 2014 | ,

A. Lange & Söhne, the main Saxon watch manufacture, at the beginning of XX Century was well known for the exceptional quality of its pocket watches. Belonging to Germany changed its destiny during the III Reich years and during World War II. As many other German companies, A. Lange & Söhne became part of the…

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