A. Lange & Söhne offered the Lange 1 Time Zone “Como Edition” to the winner of Concorso d’Eleganza, the prestigious competition for classic automobiles.
Cars and watches do have a close link! When it comes to showcasing classic cars, classic watch designs go well with it! Watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne, partner of the traditional Concorso d’Eleganza, prestigious competition for classic automobiles, at Lake Como, gifted the Lange 1 Time Zone “Como Edition” to the winner.
The winner of this year’s “Best of Show” category, that is, the most stunning car in the competition was named as Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Prototipo built in 1957. Its owner, Corrado Lopresto from Italy, received the special edition of the Lange 1 Time Zone “Como Edition” in white gold from Lange CEO Wihelm Schmid. The prize-giving ceremony took place as part of a gala dinner at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on 28 May 2017.
A. Lange & Söhne served as a partner for the prestigious competition for classic automobiles for the sixth time. Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid summed up his impressions of the event as follows: “Concorso d’Eleganza is a perfect match for A. Lange & Söhne. It celebrates the automobile as a collector’s item, design icon and work of art. Each of these aspects is represented in the world of fine watchmaking, how we understand it and realise it.”
The competition’s motto was “Around the World in 80 Days – Voyage through an Era of Records”. There could hardly be a more fitting trophy than a watch that, at the touch of a push piece, shows all of the world’s 24 time zones. As well as the hand-engraved coat of arms of the competition on the hinged cuvette of the special edition, the year dates 1929 and 2017 draw a line from the first Concorso d’Eleganza to the present. Como represents the Central European Time zone on the rotating city ring of the silver dial in homage to the event location.
The Lange 1 Time Zone ‘Como edition’ was a perfect tribute to the winning car!