A. Lange & Söhne Concours of Elegance 2019
From 5 to 8 September 2019, connoisseurs of exclusive classic cars will come together at the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace.
On the driveways of Henry VIII’s old stamping ground of Hampton Court Palace, near London, Saxon precision watchmaking meets the world’s most stunning classic cars and inspires the collectors of tomorrow. A selection of 60 of the world’s rarest and most beautiful classic cars bridges the gap between motorsport pioneers from the early 20th century to the latest super sports cars.
Main sponsor A. Lange & Söhne will present its own experiential space, bringing together the finest craftsmanship, classic design and contemporary luxury. In the “House of Lange”, attendees can discover the highlights of the current watch collection, see first-hand how a manufacture calibre is made and put their own artistry skills to the test.
At a gala dinner on opening night, A. Lange & Söhne will present the penultimate model in the ten-piece “25th Anniversary” series, celebrating 25 years of the Lange1 this year.
Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid in conversation with Katie Forrest beside her 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost © A. Lange & Söhne
A. Lange & Söhne has been the Concours of Elegance’s main sponsor since 2018. The company is also involved with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy and the Classic Days at Schloss Dyck near Dusseldorf, and Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Car Run, as well as the Royal Automobile Club’s Historic Awards.
For Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid, the Concours of Elegance has special significance: “Among the visitors and competition entrants, we’re meeting more and more young people who are working to preserve cultural values. Katie Forrest, who does not just drive her family’s over-a-century-old Rolls-Royce, but maintains it too, and Evan Zema, who curates the outstanding collections of Bruce McCaw, exemplify the next generation of idealistic collectors and preservers. They know that mechanical masterpieces – whether they are cars or watches – are turned into timeless works of art by their history and the passion of the people who made them. That’s why they’re doing all they can to preserve them for eternity.”
A century separates these two mechanical masterpieces: Lange manufacture calibre L951.6 of the DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN, launched in 2012, shown in front of the engine of a 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost. © A. Lange & Söhne
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