Ninety years is a ripe old age to reach for anyone, and few actually reach it. But it doesn’t surprise me that Walter Lange has reached this age so gracefully.
He was, after all, 66 – retirement age for most people – in 1990 when he embarked upon the new business venture with Günter Blümlein to refound his family’s birthright.
“I did this for Glashütte and for the company; I wanted to see it flourish. An important point for me was to bring employment back to Glashütte,” Lange reminded me several years ago. “I wasn’t thinking of making money at all. I was already too old for that.”