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Glashütte Original - Preview Baselworld 2014: PanoMaticInverse

Glashütte Original - PanoMaticInverse.

Introduced to great success in 2008, the PanoInverse XL was the first of the Saxon watchmaker’s timepieces to reveal its inner beauty, presenting this very special form of fine adjustment on the face of the watch. This was made possible by the inverse positioning of the components that are normally visible through the case back’s sapphire crystal. To achieve this it was necessary to refine many of the movement components and to further develop individual components and sub-groups, which led to a completely new design of the manual winding Calibre 66.

The PanoMaticInverse, which celebrates its debut at Baselworld 2014, takes this idea further and is presented here with the new Calibre 91-02, a precise automatic movement with a ...

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A. Lange & Söhne lays cornerstone for manufactory extension

Cornerstone laying ceremony at A. Lange & Söhne: Walter Lange with the engraved time capsule.

Glashütte, September 2013

Ergonomically optimised working conditions, streamlined processes and a balanced ecological footprint are just some of the advantages of Lange Uhren GmbH’s new manufactory extension. During a reception at the construction site, Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid and company founder Walter Lange laid the cornerstone for the new five-storey building.

The A. Lange & Söhne construction site in Glashütte is abuzz with activity. The structural framework of the manufactory extension is gradually taking shape. Having completed the basement level and base plate, Dresden-based building contractor WOLFF & MÜLLER is already erecting the first walls for the entrance area on the ground level. This is where Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid and Walter Lange set the cornerstone with a time capsule. It contains a newspaper, the current A. Lange & Söhne catalogue, the latest edition of ...

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Dresden rediscovers time

Mathematics and Physics Salon Dresden

Dresden / Glashütte, April 2013

The Mathematics and Physics Salon in the Dresden Zwinger was closed for six years due to comprehensive renovations. A. Lange & Söhne has supported the refurbishment of the museum. Last Sunday, it reopened its doors to the public and now demonstrates the persuasiveness and splendour of knowledge even more impressively than before.^

“One of the cores of Saxony's history” is how Hartwig Fischer, Director of the Dresden State Art Collections, refers to the Mathematics and Physics Salon which reopened on 14th April 2013. Endowed with twice as much space as before, the eminent scientific history collection presents more than 400 exhibits, including clocks and watches, automata, telescopes, and globes. With its observatory and timekeeping service, it became the highest authority for all time-related matters in the late 18th century and is deemed the cradle of precision watchmaking in Dresden.

The Salon has always been of special significance for the venerable watch brand. Here, about 180 years ago, the young Ferdinand A. Lange discovered his passion for ...

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Successful auction of limited Lange timepiece

RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON „Pour le Mérite“ HANDWERKSKUNST

Glashütte / Hong Kong, April 2013 Record price for a RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON "Pour le Mérite" HANDWERKSKUNST at SOTHEBY’s in Hong Kong

A RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON "Pour le Mérite" HANDWERKSKUNST changed hands for EUR 289.350 at a SOTHEBY’s auction in Hong Kong on 7th April 2013. This is a 62 per cent plus compared to the original retail price of EUR 178.500. The model has been launched only two years ago. The piece auctioned off is number 8 out of a limited edition of only 15 pieces.

The cases are made of an innovative honey-coloured gold alloy which, with a Vickers hardness of ...

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KUDOKE meets Habring²

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Frankfurt (Oder) / Völkermarkt, April 2013

With a great deal of imagination and watchmaking expertise Stefan Kudoke has been creating extraordinary timepieces over the last years. In doing so he puts specific emphasize on details and the consideration of customers wishes which makes each KUDOKE unmistakably unique. By refining every movement by hand, causing an enormous effort, only a limited number of KUDOKE watches are manufactured – this is what he has in common with Habring².

“We are organic!” – With this motto and sustainability in daily practice Maria and Richard Habring, alias Habring², set new standards ...

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A. Lange & Söhne now also available “Down Under”

With a shop in shop for A. Lange & Söhne: “Watches of Switzerland” Melbourne.

Glashütte, February 2013

From now on timepieces from the renowned the renowned Saxon watch brand A. Lange & Söhne are available in Australia at “Watches of Switzerland” Melbourne.

With 224 points of sale worldwide, the distribution of A. Lange & Söhne is extremely exclusive. Since end of last year, timepieces of the renowned Saxon watch brand are also available in Australia, at “Watches of Switzerland” in Melbourne.

Established in 1997, this watch specialty retailer successfully runs four boutiques which ...

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Stichwort Incaflex Unruhreif

Weltweites Aufsehen erregte Wyler, Erfinder des besonders stoßsicheren Incaflex-Unruhreifs, durch eine spektakuläre Marketingaktion im Jahre 1956, als man zwei Uhren von der Spitze des Eiffelturms herunterfallen ließ und diese nach dem Fall immer noch unverändert funktionierten.

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Gold

Gold (indogermanisch ghel: glänzend, gelb) ist ein chemisches Element und ein so genanntes Edelmetall. Das chemische Kürzel «Au» – für «Aurum» – leitet sich von «Aurora», dem Wort für «Morgenröte» ab. Das technische Symbol für Gold, ein Kreis mit einem Punkt in der Mitte, ist identisch mit dem Zeichen der Astronomen für die Sonne.

Der Volksmund hat recht: Das ...

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