Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of Saxony’s precision watchmaking industry when he established his manufactory in 1845. His precious pocket watches remain highly coveted among collectors all over the world. The company was expropriated after World War II, and the name A. Lange & Söhne nearly vanished. In 1990, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange had the courage to make a new start.
Today, Lange crafts only a few thousand wristwatches – mainly in gold or platinum – per year. They are endowed exclusively with proprietary movements that are lavishly decorated and assembled twice by hand. With 66 manufacture calibres developed since 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has secured a top-tier position in the world of watchmaking. Brand icons such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a regularly produced wristwatch and the ZEITWERK with its precisely jumping numerals display rank among the company’s great successes. Exceptional complications such as the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER, the DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL TOURBILLON and the TRIPLE SPLIT reflect the manufactory’s determination to achieve ever new pinnacles in horological artistry.
The earth’s companion has inspired great fascination among humans with its cyclic and occasionally mystical appearances in the sky for time immemorial. It is, therefore, no wonder that the moon-phase display is one of the classic complications of watchmaking.