As one of Germany’s top brands, Lange has always aimed at ‘building the world’s most outstanding watches and clocks’, with the mission of promoting the development of the Saxony region and promoting its traditional culture. From April 1st to 9th of this year, Lange will host ‘Hometown of Craftsmen: Saxony and Lange Precision Watchmaking Exhibition in the Lens’ in Shanghai, passing more than 80 Saxon-themed photography works by famous contemporary Chinese photographer Mr. Xiaowei Wei With more than 40 watch works in Lange’s five series of watch families, the unique clues fully show the inextricable relationship between the Saxony civilization and the Lange brand.
Lange SAXONIA watch
Named from the brand’s hometown, the Lange SAXONIA series in Saxony, Germany, is one of the four major watches released by contemporary Lange in 1994. It has a special status in the five Lange watch family and has been given Saxony and Innate excellence. Its uniqueness lies in its design, simple lines, flawless details and meticulous production, which can be regarded as a model of Saxony’s superb craftsmanship.
Brick Bridge, Golts Valley Photo: Wu Xiaowei
Lange’s watchmakers often face new design challenges when developing SAXONIA movements. Regardless of whether it is equipped with basic functions or a particularly complex model, Lange is committed to finding the best solution between technical research and development and aesthetic design: on the one hand, it pursues advanced mechanical technology, and on the other hand, it requires aesthetics. Perfect performance.
Langer founder Ferdinand Adolph Lange is a well-respected legend in Saxony. He was born in Dresden in 1815. After his parents divorced, he learned from Dresden’s famous court watchmaker Gut Case and later spent several years traveling to France, Britain and Switzerland to study and gain a lot. Knowledge and experience. After returning to Dresden, the ambitious Adolf Lange saw the Saxony government’s inability to save the poor and weak Oers Mountains, and decided to come forward and lobby the government to support him in setting up watchmaking in the town of Glashütte and revitalize it. Hometown economy. In 1845, he established the Lange watch factory in the small town of Glashütte under difficult conditions, and devoted his entire life to the watch industry and the local people’s livelihood and economic development, laying an important cornerstone for the watch industry in Saxony. It will be able to compete with the British and Swiss watchmaking centers and be evenly divided.
Dresden Train Station
Lange’s 1815 series is named after Adolf Lange’s birth year. This collection combines the characteristics of Lange’s historical pocket watches, such as blue steel hands, Arabic numerals, train track minute scales, and 3/4 designed by Adolf Lange. The splint also shows the classic charm of modern aesthetics.
Lange LANGE 1
Zhongxing Yuxiu’s Saxony has bred a rich cultural heritage since ancient times. He has countless architectural treasures and is the cradle of German culture. In 1838, Dresden’s famous court watchmaker Gut Case accepted the arduous task assigned by King Saxony. On the stage of the Semper Opera House where celebrities gathered, a spectator could read it clearly but not send it out. Any audible clock. After several years of research, Gutkes and his apprentice Adolf Lange co-designed and created an unprecedented “digital” display clock—the “five-minute digital clock” in 1841: it has two windows, and the left window is based on Roman numerals show the hour, and the window on the right shows every five minutes in Arabic numerals. Although the Semper Opera House has been burned down and rebuilt twice in history, the five-minute digital clock still stands as a timepiece for the audience. It has also become a source of inspiration for Lange’s iconic large calendar display in the future. It was first installed in 1994. LANGE 1 watch.
Semper Opera House Photo: Xiaowei Wei
In times of political turmoil, Walter Lange, Adolf Lange’s great-grandson, has been firmly committed to reviving the Lange brand and reviving Saxony’s fine watchmaking industry. Since the successful re-registration of Lange in 1990, after four years of research and development, the first four Lange watches were unveiled at the first press conference held at the Dresden Palace on October 24, 1994, and became the focus of attention of the industry at that time. . LANGE 1 is one of these watches and has since become Lange’s ‘Classic Signature’. It perfectly reflects the knowledge and skills of the entire Dresden watchmaking dynasty in the early 19th century, including the application of the 3/4 plywood designed by Adolf Lange in 1864, screwed gold sleeves, etc., and also combined with Lange The brand-new design, inspired by the ‘five-minute digital clock’ large calendar display, asymmetrical eccentric dial layout, has become a landmark design symbol of the brand.
Adhering to and adhering to the motto of Adolf Lange’s ‘Never Stop’, Lange inherits German Saxony’s exquisite traditional craftsmanship on the one hand, and actively explores and innovates on the other, pursuing the perfect combination of advanced watchmaking technology and aesthetic design. The watchmaking attitude of excellence and dedication has helped Lange gradually develop from the first four watches to a complete five series of watch families-SAXONIA, 1815, LANGE 1, ZEITWERK and RICHARD LANGE. During the year, many advanced and complex watches were launched, which made collectors and enthusiasts praised. At the same time, they were rated as ‘the top German brand’ by the German media and the public for 10 consecutive years.
In order to promote the Saxony civilization and precision watchmaking culture, this exhibition will continue until April 9th, and especially brings together a number of Lange masterpieces that have rarely or even never appeared in China. Includes RICHARD LANGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR ‘Terraluna’, RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON ‘Pour Le Mérite’ store special edition, RICHARD LANGE JUMPING SECONDS (limited edition of 100), DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL, DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL Platinum Edition, DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL TOURBILLON (limited edition of 100) 1815 RATTRAPANTE PERPETUAL CALENDAR and many other Lange high-end and sophisticated watches have come a long way for this exhibition. People from all walks of life are welcome to experience the style of Saxony and Lange watches, and listen to the artistic dialogue between cameras and watches.
‘Hometown of Craftsmen: Saxony and Lange Precision Watchmaking Exhibition in Germany’
Date: April 1, 2017 to April 9, 2017
Location: The 3rd floor of The Ritz-Carlton, Pudong
Address: Shanghai IFC Center, 8 Century Avenue, Lujiazui, Shanghai
Opening hours: 11: 00-21: 00
This exhibition will show a number of rare Lange high-level complex watches in China. People from all walks of life are welcome to see it.