A. Lange & Sohne watches are amongst the finest in the world, competing with the many renowned Swiss makers. Lange & Sohne was founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolf Lange in Saxon, Germany - a region known for its inventors and technicians. Being part of the Royal Saxon Court as clockmakers in Dresden, the Lange family gained fame and stature through these commissioned pieces. As testament to the brand, in the 1940’s, Lange & Sohne manufactured watches for the WWII German Luftwaffe “air force.” These watches were oversized with pocket-watch quality movements and attached to the arm with long leather straps.
All Lange & Sohne watches are one-of-a-kind pieces, done by hand and decorated with their own finishing technique. The movements are made from a metal called “German Silver” – an alloy composed of copper and nickel as opposed to brass which is usually seen in Swiss movements. Additionally, Lange & Sohne watches are known for the complications of their movements, i.e. simple and split second chronographs, annual and perpetual calendars, world times, as well as tourbillons.
This version is a Lange I Time Zone watch rendered in platinum. The black alligator strap creates a simple and classic look. While globe-trotting, this mechanical timepiece tells local time and home time.