Sunday, July 14, 2013
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.