Friday, October 24, 2014

Lange 1

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:00:00 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

If dress watch is your thing, A. Lange & Sohne should be in your list. It's one of the classiest dress watches today with a heritage that goes back to its Saxon roots. One of its more prominent collections is the Lange 1, which was introduced when the brand was relaunched in 1994. The Lange line has many versions and Lange 1 is its basic model. It has asymmetrical design with overlap-free displays.  It also features 365 movements on its 53 jewels and a lever escapement. Furthermore, its patented micrometer-screw index adjuster with whiplash spring provides a shock-resistant oscillator. Lange 1 is measures 30.4 mm and is available in platinum, pink gold, yellow gold, or white gold.  It's a good introduction to more sophisticated Lange 1 models including the Lange 1 Moon Phase and the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar.
A. Lange & Sohne is available at Shreve & Co. in Portland, Oregon.

Friday, September 12, 2014

New A. Lange & Sohne boutiques

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 PM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

In case you haven’t heard yet, A. Lange & Sohne opened new boutiques in Moscow and New York this autumn. Expectedly, the boutiques are located in a posh neighborhood: in New York’s Madison Avenue; and Moscow’s most exclusive shopping streets, Stoleshnikov pereulok. More than just a showroom, the New York shop is an A. Lange & Sohne manufactory, following the one in Palm Beach, Florida. On the other hand, the Moscow shop targets the growing community of A. Lange & Sohne buyers in Russia, one of the top watch markets in Europe now. Both boutiques feature the brand’s subdued elegance, featuring grey and neutral undertones accented by wood and leather furniture. The freshly installed carpet also adds a warm allure to your watch shopping, while attentive advisors are on hand to help you choose your A. Lange & Sohne.
A. Lange & Sohne is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, August 08, 2014

Quality starts in each single piece

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:00:00 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

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.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Dress watch forever

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:00 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

One good thing about dress watches is that they never go out of style. In fact, ironically, the older the style the likelier the dress watch becomes more stylish, such as vintage and classic watches. So if you want to stay fashionable all the time, check A. Lange & Sohne dress watches. The strap, of course, is leather in brown or black that sets the vintage mood of this signature. More so, the multiple dials that indicate time, moon phase, and perpetual calendar bring to mind the classic, chic twenties and thirties. The patent A. Lange & Sohne dial layout eliminates overlapping dials. It is as practical as it’s stylish. Undoubtedly, the true spirit of these dress watches is the tourbillion as seen through the sapphire crystal case.
A. Lange & Sohne is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, May 23, 2014

The Classy watch

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:00:10 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

Dress watches merit attention because of the confidence and sophistication they exude. Think of them as people in power or of authority; they hardly need to explain to others their important role. They just sit in the corner or at their office and people know they are respected and to be aspired to. Just like the A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Striking Time watch. It has smooth, clear lines and dials that hide the precision engineering complication inside. The novel design does away with a main time dial, instead an analog Arabic numeral takes the place. But its most characteristic trait is the chiming mechanism, the world’s first. The full hour is indicated with a low-pitched tone, while the quarter hour produces a high-pitch. This Old World charm exudes at once class and confidence. 
A. Lange & Sohne is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, April 11, 2014

A super luxurious watch demands no less than a supercar

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:55:00 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

What does wearing A. Lange & Sohne tell your friends? That you’re built for success and a man of sophisticated taste. And if they don’t get it yet, you need to take the whole image business to the next level: get a super car. Here are some of the most expensive super cars last year. At $1.1 million the McLaren P1 is one of the most “affordable” super cars around.  If brand recognition is important to you, try the Ferrari LaFerrari, which costs $1.3 million. At 789 horsepower, it’s one mean road machine. But it’s still cheap compared to Bugatti Veyron, which will shave off your wealth by $2.6 million. If that is not impressive enough, try last year’s most expensive super car: the Lamborghini Veneno Roadster. Four hundred fifty million dollars, any takers? 
A. Lange & Sohne is available at Shreve & Co. in Palo Alto, California.

Friday, March 07, 2014

Three Watches Men Should Have

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:00:00 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

One thing stylish men should have is watches. A good-looking watch always completes a man's stature. If there's something about wearing a watch, it conveys an aura of productivity and being in control. But what are the kinds of watches men should buy?
There is the weekend watch. It is durable, rugged and utilitarian. Something he could wear with jeans, loafers, and sunglasses. There is also the so-called third watch. Something that is distinctive, timeless, and moderately elegant. It can be worn with anything from T-Shirts to coats. And there is also the so-called fourth watch. These are the pricey watches but are unique and luxurious. They can be worn with a three-piece suit, formal shoes, and tie. Looking for elegance and quality? Try A. Lange & Sohne's wide array of stylish watches. 
A. Lange & Sohne is available at Shreve & Co. on Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, January 24, 2014

The Tale of a Timepiece

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:22:41 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

That thing wrapped around a man's wrist speaks volumes of his laurels. More than a time-teller, a watch is also a status symbol of wealth and achievement. That is why women love to give watches as gifts to their men. It could mean a warm expression of moral support and taking pride in his milestones. What should women consider in buying him a timepiece?
1. Lifestyle. There are different kinds of watches that suit a men's varying lifestyles. Is he a corporate stalwart? You can give him an elegant, gold-plated wach. Or is he an adventurous sportsman? You can give him a waterproof, digital watch.
2. Style. Check your man's closet. The watch you are going to buy should appropriately fit the kind of clothes usually he wears. 
3. Price. Know your price limit. Quartz watches are more affordable than gold-plated or platinum watches.
A. Lange & Sohne, a German brand, has a wide array of men's watches to choose from. Their functional and ornamental parts are intricately pieced together for durability and style. A. Lange & Sohne is available in Shreve & Co. at Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, December 13, 2013

A Heritage of Quality

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 7:58:40 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

For over 150 years, the German watchmaking company of A. Lange & Sohne has kept its place as one of the world’s best high-end watch manufacturers. In a field where the competition is stiff and the task is demanding, this isn’t quite an easy feat and could only be done by keeping the highest quality and standards. What sets this brand apart is its distinctive movement design. Aside from a few models, all Lange watches have mechanical movements. These movements are made from an alloy of copper and nickel known as “German Silver” which gives the movements their unusual color and sheen. Lange watch cases are made of gold or platinum. The timepieces contain distinctive features such as an asymmetric layout without any overlapping among its key indicators. For instance, a dial displays the hours and minutes while a lesser dial displays seconds. Simply yet luxuriously designed, the Lange & Sohne’s high quality watches remain a benchmark for classic watchmaking excellence.
Find A. Lange & Sohne at Shreve & Co. in San Francisco.

Friday, November 08, 2013

The Rebirth of a Legend

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:17:43 PM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

The original A. Lange & Sohne Datograph released in 1999 has been hailed by watch enthusiasts and serious collections as the quintessential chronograph. The watch’s impressive technical features and matching harmonious aesthetics in its dial made the Datograph a classic horology icon. Roughly a decade of unfaltering success afterwards, the nearly 200 year old Saxon watchmaking company took a bold step and reinvented the Datograph with the release of the new A. Lange & Sohne Datograph Up/Down  Men’s Wristwatch. The uncluttered elegance of the aesthetics and loaded functionality that has made the first model famous remains the essential characteristics of the new Datograph. Noticeably, the newer incarnation bears a bigger case and dial, taking on extra prominence on the wrist while providing its wearer with a much more comfortable fit. The Up/Down designation of the watch is attributed to its new function – a power reserve indicator at six o’clock that reliably shows how much of the 60-hour power reserve there is to spare. This is surely one watch that will never leave you hanging in midstride
Shreve & Co is an authorized retailer for A. Lange & Sohne.

Friday, September 27, 2013

Functionality Plus Form

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 11:46:52 PM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

The Saxonia Annual Calendar Platinum by the Dresden based watch manufacturer A. Lange and Sohne is a modern-classical German watchmaking masterpiece. The reliably durable platinum round case measures a comfortable 38.5mm diameter, making it just the right size for a subtle and sophisticated dress piece. The simple black leather strap and the anti-reflective coated silver dial makes the piece the perfect complement to casual or dressed up attire. But of course, an in the case of every timepiece by the seasoned German brand, Saxonia bears has an equally impressive substance as its form. The calendar watch is composed of nearly 500 individual parts and 43 jewels, and is powered by the Lange Reference L.0851 movement with 46 hours reserve. The movement uses an 18k solid gold bidirectional rotor with lever escapement to power its annual calendar complications, displayed on the sleek dial as familiar subsidiary registers – the subsecond, moonphase, and the month and day calendars. 
A. Lange & Sohne pulls off another functionality and form equilibrium with this timepiece, available at Shreve & Co in Portland Oregon.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Never at a Stand-Still

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 10:40:03 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

“There’s something one should expect not only of a watch but also of oneself: To never stand still.” Walter Lange, great grandson of A. Lange & Sohne founder Ferdinand Lange, lives by this paradigm. With the destruction of the Berlin Wall, Walter spearheaded the relaunch their family’s watch company in Saxony. He was then at his 60’s, the golden period when everyone else started to seriously think about retirement. Not Walter Lange. The reestablishment of the brand not only gave a bright ray of hope to the people of Glashütte but also brought back to life the standards of watchmaking perfection that Ferdinand Lange’s company operated on earlier in history. Now in his 85th year, the patriarch is still involved in many aspects of the A. Lange & Sohne development as a recognized world-leader in haute horlogerie with strong presence in Asia, Europe and the United States. 
At Portland, Oregon, A. Lange & Sohne is sold at authorized dealer Shreve & Co. Jewelers.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

The Quest for Perfection

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 6:12:25 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

Saxony is steeped in a rich history of prosperity, devastations, recuperations, sophistication, and a fascination with mathematical and scientific instruments. The Saxon watchmaker Ferdinand A. Lange had an equally interesting journey as a watchmaker born in this region. Early on in his career, after his tutelage under masters like Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes, Ferdinand Lange had committed to the quest of the “perfect watch”, one he knew he had to create himself. Perfection is an elusive thing, but much excellence had come from this difficult quest as a result. A generation of Langes later, A. Lange & Söhne still designs and engineers watches with the determination to improve precision, enhance legibility, and refine convenience. Every timepiece is an outstanding balance between technical mastery and aesthetic perfection. The brands traditional elements such as the beautifully polished precision index adjuster, the hand-engraved balance cock and the gold chatons give the timepieces unrivalled sophistication while making the clockwork run with easy perfection. 
Find the best watches from Saxony’s side of the world at Shreve & Co. on Post Street in San Francisco – an authorized dealer for A. Lange & Söhne.

Friday, June 07, 2013

Of Tradition and Innovation

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 1:03:11 PM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)

“Standstill is regression,” says Walter Lange of the premiere German luxury watch manufacturer, A. Lange & Sohne. That is why, in a world where they say nothing is new under the sun, the word innovation has been coined. For the engineers who work on the details and complexities of the A. Lange watches, outstanding engineering is a well-calculated balance between ingenious innovation and honored traditions. The brand places great value in its long and colorful Saxon origins. Every timepiece is designed to uphold the watchmaker’s heritage of excellent complications and elegant aesthetics. At the same time, each design carries a set of enhanced and new features that roll in keeping with the times. Even after almost 170 years of international success, A. Lange & Sohne innovations never come to a standstill.
Check out A. Lange watch collections at authorized dealers like Shreve & Co. in Post Street, San Francisco.

Friday, March 15, 2013

The 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Complication

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 9:49:50 PM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)


A. Lange & Sohne [ah LANG-eh unt ZURN-neh] takes pride in creating matchless complications with Swiss quality and German heritage. The premiere watch maker’s 2013 debuts include the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar watch. If it sounds complicated, it is. The transparent case back reveals a beautifully complex mechanical movement which supports the chronograph’s different functions. On the top side, the solid silver dial is a well-designed maze of hours and minutes, perpetual calendar with date, day, month and leap-year display. For the first time, A. Lange & Sohne ditched its oversized date indicator in favor of a more classic-looking date subdial. Down at six o’clock is the watch’s moonphase indicator. All these intricacies, however, are secondary to the model’s most prominent feature – the Rattrapante or split-second function. The Rattrapante chronograph allows double split-second timing, manipulated by a convenient push-button at 10 o’clock. The 1815 Rattrapante mechanism is housed in an elegant gold or platinum case and leather straps. Shreve & Co. at Palo Alto is an authorized dealer of 1815 A. Lange and Sohne timepieces.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

The New Dawn of an Old Excellence Tradition

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 8:13:02 PM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)


Watch connoisseurs tag Lange 1 as “the most acclaimed mechanical wristwatch of the new era.” This timepiece by renowned German watchmaker A. Lange & Sohne has an outsized double-window date calendar and a power reserve indicator in addition to its off-center, solid silver dial in a yellow gold casing. The sleek and neat design of this leather-strapped wristwatch is a well-crafted proof that tradition and innovation can blend together in style. More so, the extraordinary mechanism of the timepiece is a standing memorial of the A. Lange & Sohne’s legacy of watchmaking prowess and precision. The founder’s great-grandson, William Lange, has been working very closely with Swiss watchmakers but he, himself, developed and assembled the movement for the Lange new era watches. The Lange 1 watch stands for the true timelessness of the human taste and experience. For your own A. Lange & Sohne timepiece, visit Shreve & Co. at Palo Alto  - proud dealer for A. Lange & Sohne timepieces.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Saxon Tradition at its Finest

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)


Since 1845, internationally acclaimed Saxon watchmaker A. Lange & Sohne have been setting industry benchmarks that have wowed and dazzled enthusiasts and collectors alike. Each timepiece is carefully handcrafted to perfection. Each piece represents the pinnacle of haute horlogerie. Most A. Lange & Sohne watches employ mechanical rather than quartz movements with a few exceptions. Their movements are developed, made and assembled by Lange itself.  Lange watches use watch cases that are made of gold and platinum. Aside from time-only wound and automatic watches, A. Lange & Sohne also excels at complications that include simple and split seconds chronographs, annual and perpetual calendars, tellers of world-time, and the tourbillion. This 2013 we can expect the same tradition that A. Lange & Sonhe has espoused – a tradition of leadership and excellence. Come be a part of the Saxon tradition of style and precision, all brought to you by the A. Lange & Sonhe. For more of A. Lange & Sonhe, visit Shreve & Co. – authorized dealer for A. Lange & Sonhe.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Timeless Time-Telling

Posted by Shreve & Co. at 12:00:00 AM in A. Lange & Sohne (18)


Can you tell time in a more elegant style? A. Lange & Sohne classy timepieces combine fashion with precision manufacturing. Its Saxon origins reveal the brand’s time-honored craftsmanship roots that date back to the days of Augustus the Strong.  When founder Adolph Lange created his first A. Lange  & Sohne watches in 1868, it quickly established the famed A. Lange & Sohne signature of watchmaking precision with timeless beauty. A timepiece became an accurate mechanism to mark time as it was to announce one’s fashionable arrival. The same dedication to engineering perfection and artistry lives today, spawning a range of A. Lange & Sohne watches that feature, among others, 18k rose gold compartments, silver dials, leather straps, and jewel accents. A. Lange & Sohne movements are in-house manufactured that limits production; thus, watch ownership is reserved to the privileged few. Among its signatures, the Datagraph up/down feature parades a column-wheel control, flyback mechanism, accurate jumping minute counter, and a proprietary oscillation system that set the benchmark for chronograph design. Its 556 components are precisely placed to create a seamless complication that, not only tells people time, but tells that you carry a sophisticated taste for style.
Shreve is an authorized dealer for A. Lange & Sohne.
Image: A. Lange & Söhne’s Lange Zeitwerk