A Look Back at Germany’s Storied Watchmaker

This year Walter Lange turned 90, and the company his grandfather built celebrates 20 years since its post-Cold War rebirth.

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This year Walter Lange turned 90, and the company his grandfather founded in 1845 celebrates 20 years since its rebirth following the Cold War, during which it slumbered for five full decades. It’s remarkable what A. Lange & Söhne has achieved in that time, rising to the top of watchmaking with a spirit of innovation and a commitment to excellence. Watching this ascent has been breathtaking, and with a newly expanded factory rising in Glashütte and the confidence of 20 years of excellence behind it, one can’t help but wonder what the next 20 will bring. But we’ll be watching. Here’s a look back at some of GP’s best Lange coverage.

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Saxon Snow
A short film exploring the East German state of Saxony, arriving at the Lange factory.
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Through the Looking Glass
A walkthrough of the finest watch manufacture in the world.
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GP100: A. Lange & Söhne Grand Complication
The most complicated timepiece ever manufactured by A. Lange & Söhne — and one of the best watches of 2013.
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The Double Split
A look at what many consider one of Lange’s most significant timepieces.
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A Guide to German Watches
Putting Lange in context.
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