Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the foundations for Saxony’s precision watchmaking industry when he established his manufactory in 1845. The company was expropriated after World War II and the A. Lange & Söhne brand disappeared.
But in 1990, Walter Lange, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson, ventured to start over again. For the second time, a watch manufactory, named A. Lange & Söhne, was built from nothing in Glashütte. Today, the manufactory produces just a few thousand wristwatches each year – all with movements elaborately decorated and assembled by hand. They are produced in the same spirit and to the same standard as the timepieces that Ferdinand Adolph Lange created in his day.
Known for models like the Odysseus, Lange 1, Zeitwerk, Saxonia, 1815, Richard Lang and many complicated and robust movements.
For several generations, the watchmakers of A. Lange & Söhne have been pursuing one goal: To craft timepieces that represent the pinnacle of international watchmaking artistry.
Walter Lange once said: "There's something that we should expect not only of our watches, but also of ourselves: to never stand still."