Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of Saxony’s precision watchmaking industry when he opened his manufactory in 1845. Under the leadership of his highly talented sons Richard and Emil, the A. Lange & Söhne brand won worldwide fame. The luxurious high-precision pocket watches from Saxony were exported around the world and the list of available complications was impressive.
The company was nationalised after the Second World War and the name A. Lange & Söhne nearly fell into oblivion. In 1990, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange, master watchmaker in the fourth generation, had the courage to relaunch the brand. After a glorious comeback in 1994, A. Lange & Söhne today produces only a few thousand wristwatches per year and only in precious metals. They are all equipped with the brand's proprietary movements, which are lavishly decorated and assembled by hand.
In only 25 years, A. Lange & Söhne has developed more than 50 in-house movements and secured a top-tier position among the world’s finest watch brands. The company's greatest successes include innovative time-keeping instruments such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a series produced wristwatch, as well as the ZEITWERK with its supremely legible, precisely jumping numerals. Both of these models have become icons of a brand that constantly seeks to better itself by enriching the world of fine watchmaking with innovative timepieces.