A. Lange & Söhne at Watches of Switzerland

I’m very pleased to announce that Watches of Switzerland in Sydney are now stocking one of my favourite watch brands in all the land, A. Lange & Söhne which I featured in an article not so long ago. For me Lange finish watches like no other company in the horology game. Sure the brand might not have the prestige associated with Patek Philippe but the Datograph Perpetual I wore on my wrist today has got to have one of the finest looking movements in the history of mechanical watch making. A. Lange & Söhne are famous for their attention to detail to the extent that technicians from the brand build the movements and then deconstruct them so every piece can be individual polished by hand before being put back together for sale. I’m not sure if that impresses you but when you consider the Datograph I just mentioned has over 500 parts and one single female employee is famous for once spending an unfathomable 2 weeks to polish one of those 500 pieces you can gauge the standard of craftsmanship and dedication to perfection at A. Lange & Söhne.

Datograph Movement
Source: bruno-wristwatches.blogspot.com

A. Lange & Söhne have made some groundbreaking models including the Zeitwerk Striking Time which features a jumping hours mechanism coupled with an elaborate chiming system (one of the coolest watches in the world) and the awe inspiring Lange 31 which features a world first power reserve of 31 days which winds a twin mainspring barrel with a special key on the back of the watch. As outlined in my article ‘A Watch for Every Occasion‘ you don’t need hundreds of thousands of dollars to own a Lange, I’m not saying they’re cheap, or affordable for your average man, but then you wouldn’t be an average man if you were thinking about buying a Lange. If you’re interested in these phenomenal timepieces pop on down to Watches of Switzerland and ask for our pal Delwyn who will be able to talk you through the range.

Zeitwerk Striking Time
Source: http://alang.watchprosite.com/

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James is the Co-Founder and Editor of The Versatile Gent.

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