In 2013, we gave him the Hommage à la Passion award in recognition of his dedication and determination. Walter Lange has passed away at the age of 92. He leaves a lifetime's work that business schools could well study as a textbook case in management. Without Walter Lange, A. Lange & Söhne would never have had the remarkable return to prominence it has enjoyed for the past twenty years.
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In an "Age of Transitions" - the theme of the 2016 Forum de la Haute Horlogerie - we cannot disregard values that have survived the centuries and which hold us steady in a sea of perplexity. Speech by Mr. Franco Cologni, President of the Fondation de la Haute Horlogerie Cultural Council, at the opening of the Forum.
In the years when it seemed Swiss watchmaking could do no wrong, the Maisons listened only to their ego and turned a deaf ear to their most precious asset: their identity. Now that times are hard, the ego's echo is making itself heard.
The Earth’s satellite waxes and wanes on countless wrists as if it were a decorative element without any real function. Thus deprived of its deep meaning, the moon has sadly become an increasingly commonplace motif.
On his arrival in Italy in 1786, Goethe was struck by the light and colours of the Mediterranean, prompting him to make this observation: "It is evident that the eye forms itself by the objects which from youth it is accustomed to look upon; and so the Venetian artist must see all things in a clearer and brighter light than other men." We perceive reality through nature, we understand art through technique; Goethe's research is morphological, it spans poetry and science. His Italian journey would lead to the Theory of Colours that would influence artists all over Europe.