The history of Lange watchmaking artistry is closely related to the company’s Saxon homeland. The roots of its values and ideals that are still valid today date back to the Royal Court of Saxony under the reign of Augustus the Strong.
FERDINAND A. LANGE – THE JOURNEY TO GLASHÜTTE
Ferdinand A. Lange was born in Dresden on 18 February 1815. While he was studying, Ferdinand A. Lange began an apprenticeship with Gutkaes, the renowned master clockmaker. He quickly recog-nised 15-year-old Lange’s horological talent and encouraged the young man who had impressed him with his craftsmanship skills, diligence, and intelligence. After having successfully completed his apprenticeship, he became a journeyman and was employed by Europe’s most prominent clock- and watchmakers. With a host of new ideas, Ferdinand A. Lange finally returned to Gutkaes’ manufactory of astronomical clocks in 1841.
Every Lange movement reflects the more than 160-year heritage of the Saxon manufactory. The company’s history is imbued in the characteristic features that make A. Lange & Söhne timepieces distinctive masterpieces.
At A. Lange & Söhne, every part of a movement is decorated with its very own finissage technique, whether or not it is visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback of the watch. Additionally, as these finishing touches are applied by hand, Lange’s finisseurs endow each timepiece with their personal signature.
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