LANGE 1 from A. Lange & Söhne celebrated its 20th birthday in Dresden, Germany recently. On this occasion, the traditional watch brand launched the LANGE 1 TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST in the castle of Dresden – the place, where, to the day, the first four timepieces after the comeback of the brand have been launched 20 years ago.
About 140 guests from 26 countries had come to Dresden to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Lange’s first collection. Back then, the LANGE 1 was launched as one of four models. With its unique combination of classic style elements and technical innovations, it has epitomised the core and the identity of the re-born A. Lange & Söhne brand.
Now, the 20th birthday of the brand icon was celebrated with a limited special edition. Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid and Anthony de Haas, Director Product Development, presented the new timepiece LANGE 1 TOURBILLON HANDWERKS-KUNST at a press conference in the castle of Dresden.
Furthermore, Wilhelm Schmid and company founder Walter Lange bestowed the F. A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award upon Torsti Laine from Finland. The watch-making student from the Kelloseppäkoulu – The Finnish School of Watchmaking received 10,000 euros prize money for his design of a moon-phase display that also emulates the earth phases from the moon’s perspective. The award emphasises the importance of sustainable funding of watchmaker trainings for the future of fine-watchmaking.
Additionally, Wilhelm Schmid handed over a donation of 20,000 euros to Sonnenstrahl e.V., represented by Professor Reinhard Berner from the oncological station of Dresden’s university hospital and Antje Hermann from the public chartity that supports kids and adolescents with cancer who are under physician care at this station.