Friday, August 08, 2014
What makes A. Lange & Sohne an excellent timepiece? You can say it’s because it goes through a quality-driven five-step process. First, its engineering and design ensures each watch features outstanding functionality. No matter the design is, each item exhibits the traditional A. Lange & Sohne elements of an engraved balance cock, screwed gold chatons, and untreated German silver plates. Second, the timepieces go through prototyping and testing, where each component is individually handcrafted and tested. Third, all critical parts are produced in-house. These include the blanks for plates, bridges, levers, springs, wheels, and pinions. Fourth, the finish and engraving process gives each watch the final aesthetic touch. Lastly, the watches go through a second assembly to ensure each component is working seamlessly with the rest of the movement.
A. Lange & Sohne is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.