A. Lange & Söhne has presented a unique watch to the winner at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2016 for the ‘Best of Show’ category. A Lange 1 Time Zone ‘Como Edition’ was presented at the award ceremony at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este. The prize was for the most beautiful automobile of the tradition-steeped competition, graced with a special engraving. It was handed over to the anonymous owner for the Maserati A6 GCS from 1954.
Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este – ‘Best of Show’ winner
Wilhelm Schmid, CEO, A. Lange & Söhne, was all praises for the winner of the contest. He said, “I am convinced that every second that you spend restoring a classic automobile is time wisely invested. This applies all the more when, in the process, you prevent the deterioration of a timelessly beautiful work of art and safeguard it for posterity. For this reason, we are honouring the most exquisite sculpture on wheels with the matching sculpture for the wrist.”
The rally of rare automobiles was held at Lake Como. A. Lange & Söhne has been sponsoring the prestigious vintage car competition since 2012. Conceived explicitly for this event, the special ‘Como Edition’ model of the Lange 1 Time Zone in white gold features a hand-engraved cuvette. The 1929 and 2016 year engravings trace an arc from the first Concorso d’Eleganza to the present. The watch also has Central European Time on the rotatable city ring in the dial.