A. Lange & Söhne






Wilhelm Schmid, CEO



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 relaunch the brand. Today, Lange crafts only a few thousand wristwatches in gold or platinum per year. They are endowed exclusively with proprietary movements that are lavishly decorated and assembled by hand.

With 59 manufacture calibres developed since 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has secured a top-tier position among the world’s finest watch brands. 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 greatest successes. Sophisticated complications such as the LANGE 1 TOURBILLON PERPETUAL CALEDAR, the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER or the TOURBOGRAPH PERPETUAL “Pour le Mérite” reflect the manufactory’s determination to achieve ever-new pinnacles in horological artistry.

A. Lange & Söhne – Hands on Time (HOT) Articles

Little Lange 1 – An icon gets a feminine upgrade
A. Lange and Söhne’s iconic timepiece, the Lange 1 now comes in a smaller size, but the Little Lange 1 stands up to its larger precursor in every way. A playful take on colours and materials take centerstage with the…
White watches – Redefining class with a new colour trend

White watches are the new trend in luxury timepieces. White is a symbol of understated elegance for today’s super-confident woman who can pull off any look with panache. These timepieces seamlessly transform from day to night, perfectly complement any ensemble,…

A. Lange & Söhne pays ‘Homage to Walter Lange’

Resurrecting the legacy of his family’s name, Walter Lange dedicated his life in creating a trustworthy brand. With his death in January 2017, the fine watchmaking world lost a man of rare capabilities. Today, A. Lange & Söhne honours its…

A. Lange & Söhne flaunts Richard Lange Jumping Seconds

The Richard Lange Jumping Seconds watch by A. Lange & Söhne now shows off a rich pink gold glow. The Richard Lange Jumping Seconds watch was unveiled in a platinum version in 2016. This year, A. Lange & Söhne has…

HOT dives into the heart of A. Lange & Söhne’s “Pour le Mérite”

A classical watch that unites five complications. HOT witnesses the creation of “Pour le Mérite”, a microcosm of excellence right in A. Lange & Söhne’s workshops. Tourbograph Perpetual “Pour le Mérite” unites five complications and pays tribute to classic watchmaking.…

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HOT Vol XII Issue 1
Volume XII Issue 1