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A. Lange & Söhne

In 1830, Ferdinand A. Lange has his first encounter with the watch-making profession when starting an apprenticeship with the renowned master watchmaker, Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes. Together with his son, he went on to build a small business into a well-known and prosperous manufactory. The brand then establishes itself as emblematic of creativity and tradition. Worldwide, people instantly recognise his creations for their clean lines and superb workmanship.

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Ferdinand Adolph Lange founds a precision watch-making factory in Glashütte, close to Dresden, Germany.


When the Berlin Wall falls in 1990, Walter Lange revives A. Lange & Söhne, a brand that he officially registers on 7 December of the same year.


The Lange 1 watch, which marks a new departure in watch-making, is presented in Dresden and Glashütte.


The Lange 1 offers a modern display of the time with one counter for the minutes, and another for the hour and earns its place in the pantheon of timeless pieces.