After nearly three months of soft opening, the A Lange & Sohne Singapore ION Orchard Boutique was officially opened on the 28th of February 2013. “Singapore”, said Lange Uhren Gmbh CEO Wilhelm Schmid, “is famed among the watch industry as one that draws highly knowledgeable and passionate watch enthusiasts”. More, Singapore as a market must be sufficiently worthy for their CEO and their Asia Pacific Managing Director Francck Giacobini to attend and participate in the ribbon cutting.

Lange Uhren Gmbh CEO Wilhelm Schmid giving his welcome speech at the official boutique and exhibition opening.

Lange Uhren Gmbh CEO Wilhelm Schmid giving his welcome speech at the official boutique and exhibition opening.

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In conjunction with the official boutique opening, the evening was also an exclusive preview for Lange’s VIP guests to the “State-of-the-art Tradition” exhibition staged at the ION Art on the same mall. The exhibition showcases the 168 year old legacy of Lange and the traditional finest art of Glashutte watchmaking.

A Lange & Sohne engraver Simone Rauchfuss skilfully engraved the balance cock of a Lange timepiece.

A Lange & Sohne engraver Simone Rauchfuss skilfully engraved the balance cock of a Lange timepiece.

A Lange & Sohne Finisher Maik Pfeiffer carefully angling the movement plate.

A Lange & Sohne Finisher Maik Pfeiffer carefully angling the movement plate.

Lange Singapore, led by its Regional Country Manager Michelle Chen spared no effort by bringing in watchmaker and artisans from the manufacture including its engraver Simone Rauchfuss and its finisher Maik Pfeiffer to demonstrate their dedication, patients and fine skill in decorating every single component of a Lange timepiece.

The events took months of hard work and preparation and Lange Regional Country Manager Michelle Chen gave her very best. Congratulations Michelle!

The events took months of hard work and preparation and Lange Regional Country Manager Michelle Chen gave her very best. Congratulations Michelle!

Official ribbon cutting by Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid, ION Orchard Director of Retail Management Jasmine Chua, Lange Asia Pacific Managing Director Franck Giacobini and South East Asia Country Manager Michelle Chen.

Official ribbon cutting by Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid, ION Orchard Director of Retail Management Jasmine Chua, Lange Asia Pacific Managing Director Franck Giacobini and South East Asia Country Manager Michelle Chen.

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“With this exhibition we not only celebrate the grand opening of the Singapore flagship boutique, but also the brand and its wonderful Saxonian origins” said Lange’s Regional Country Michelle Chen. “We hope that this will set the stage or even bigger things for A Lange & Sohne in the future”. When asked about the significance of the exhibition, Michelle Chen told us that it has “brought Lange lovers together and the responses from all our collectors has been extremely encouraging”.

Singapore A Lange & Sohne "State-of-the-art Tradition" exhibition interior, Dresden view on one side and Glashutte Lange Head Office on another. All the best of Glashutte fine watchmaking tradition in between>

Singapore A Lange & Sohne “State-of-the-art Tradition” exhibition interior, Dresden view on one side and Glashutte Lange Head Office on another. All the best of Glashutte fine watchmaking tradition in between>

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Normally reserved for the privileged few who have been invited to the A Lange & Sohne Manufacture. the public will have a rare opportunity to view the best of Glashutte fine watchmaking at the exhibition since 2nd of March 2013 to March 5th.

Two of the many VIP guests of the evening, Mr. & Mrs. Didi Kurniawan.

Two of the many VIP guests of the evening, Mr. & Mrs. Didi Kurniawan.

Two of the invited VIP guests, Sunil Kaur & Alexis de Laporte.

Two of the invited VIP guests, Sunil Kaur & Alexis de Laporte.

If you are in Singapore and have not visited the exhibition, tomorrow is the last chance!

Jaw

 

The A Lange & Sohne Singapore ION Orchard boutique, now officially opened.

The A Lange & Sohne Singapore ION Orchard boutique, now officially opened.

 

The memorable evening ended with an exceptional Gala Dinner at the Salt Grill. A fantastic evening for all Lange enthusiasts.

The memorable evening ended with an exceptional Gala Dinner at the Salt Grill. A fantastic evening for all Lange enthusiasts.