A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1
The rise of A. Lange & Söhne to the apex of the horological world in only 20 years must surely rank as one of the most impressive achievements by any brand.
Eschewing the overtly glitzy marketing tendencies of other brands, Lange watches are instead characterized by a pure devotion to traditional watchmaking values, with high levels of finishing as a standard and a mechanical finesse and robustness plainly evident in the design of their many movements.
To own any watch from A. Lange & Söhne is a decided pleasure, but the one that most collectors buy to start with is their undoubted icon, the Lange 1.
This is a watch that contains everything good about the brand, and which has that unrivaled ability to instantly signal your appreciation of fine watches to other connoisseurs.