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„Glashütte on Board – 130 Years of Marine Chronometers from Saxony“

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New Special Exhibition in German Watch Museum Glashütte

Glashütte, May 2016

The German Watch Museum Glashütte has dedicated its latest Special Exhibition to the different versions and technical developments in marine chronometers made in Glashütte in the last 130 years, and to the achievements of famous watchmakers and manufacturers of chronometers such as Fridolin and Paul Stübner, Gustav Gerstenberger or Herbert Weydig.

For centuries seafarers oriented themselves at sea by observing the stars and using a chip log and logline to measure distance and speed. One of the biggest navigational challenges was to determine the longitude ...

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A. Lange & Söhne at the Concorso d’Eleganza 2016

On the city ring of the special Concorso edition of the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE, “Como” stands for Central European Time.

Glashütte, April 2016

For the fifth time now, A. Lange & Söhne is taking part in the parade of automotive works of art on Lake Como. This year’s motto of the prestigious competition for classic automobiles and futuristic concept cars is ‘Back to the future – the journey continues’. Once again, the winner in the ‘Best of show’ category will be presented with a unique LANGE 1 TIME ZONE ‘Como Edition’.

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New accolades

Technical Star at the Watchstars Awards 2015/2016: the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER

Glashütte, March 2016

The ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER was named Technical Star of the year in the Watchstars Awards 2015/2016. Within the scope of the Watch of the Year 2016 awards, Walter Lange received a prize for his lifework.

Composed of 51 international watch experts, the jury of the Watchstars Awards 2015/2016 chose the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER as the best watch in the Technical Stars category. The decision was made because the German brand had presented an outstanding reinterpretation of this fascinating complication, the jury said. The independent watch prize is awarded in five categories. Only jury members ...

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Meister Driver Chronoscope: An expression of pure passion

Junghans Meister Driver Chronoscope Ref. 027 3684 00

Schramberg / Basel, March 2016

Junghans and cars enjoy a close connection dating back over 100 years. Inspired by this, the Meister Driver Chronoscope combines the charm of classic cars with a passion for mechanical timepieces.

Time travel
Arthur Junghans had an enduring influence on the relationship between Uhrenfabrik Junghans and the automobile. Having ordered one of the first Daimler test vehicles in 1892, 1895 saw the son of company founder Erhard Junghans acquire a second automobile: a four-seater Motor-Viktoriawagen. To enable the use of a steering wheel in the car the Schramberg businessman had to produce the worm gear steering himself. At the beginning of the 20th century the first laws were passed regulating speed in built-up areas, increasing the significance of clocks in automobiles. As a consequence in 1908 Junghans produced its first car clocks. These not only aided the time orientation of the driver, they were also a form of tachometer: using the time taken to travel a known distance it was possible to determine the speed at which it was covered – making the car clock a key instrument for drivers.

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Partnership for cultural diversity

GRAND LANGE 1 MOON PHASE in front of a celestial globe by Johannes Reinhold and Georg Roll (1586)

Glashütte, March 2016

At the annual press conference of the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (SKD) on 9 March in Dresden, SKD director Hartwig Fischer and Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid announced the continuation of their partnership, which began in 2006, for another five years. The cultural partnership between the traditional watchmaker and the worldfamous museum association experienced another highlight last year in the form of the special exhibition “Simple and perfect – Saxony’s path into the world of international watchmaking”, which marked 200 years since Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s birth.

The SKD’s 14 museums, including the Grünes Gewölbe (green vault), the Galerien Alte und Neue Meister (old and new masters’ galleries), the Porzellansammlung (porcelain collection) and the Mathematisch-Physikalische Salon, are some ...

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