Saturday, August 24, 2013
“There’s something one should expect not only of a watch but also of oneself: To never stand still.” Walter Lange, great grandson of A. Lange & Sohne founder Ferdinand Lange, lives by this paradigm. With the destruction of the Berlin Wall, Walter spearheaded the relaunch their family’s watch company in Saxony. He was then at his 60’s, the golden period when everyone else started to seriously think about retirement. Not Walter Lange. The reestablishment of the brand not only gave a bright ray of hope to the people of Glashütte but also brought back to life the standards of watchmaking perfection that Ferdinand Lange’s company operated on earlier in history. Now in his 85th year, the patriarch is still involved in many aspects of the A. Lange & Sohne development as a recognized world-leader in haute horlogerie with strong presence in Asia, Europe and the United States.
At Portland, Oregon, A. Lange & Sohne is sold at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. Jewelers.