WatchBox Talks: How A. Lange & Söhne Became One Of The Best In The Business (Video)
WatchBox Studios and I were pretty busy during Dubai Watch Week 2021 recording two highly informative and fun conversations. I posted the first one a couple of weeks ago: Tim Mosso Of Watchbox And Elizabeth Doerr Discuss Watch Journalism In The Digital Age And Other Hot Topics (Video). In that video, Tim Mosso and I discuss how journalists have had to change up their routines, get access to people and watches, and navigate the somewhat strange waters of the digital – and Covid-19 – era in addition to our favorite topic (independent watchmaking) and other current events in the watch world.
In addition to that great talk, I also had the absolute honor to join Alp Sever of Langepedia (a WatchBox-backed platform), collector and friend Michael Hickcox, and WatchBox’s Mike Manjos in discussing A. Lange & Söhne in some depth, examining the German brand’s history and its extraordinary rebirth in the 1990s.
We explore the brand’s most famous models, including the Lange 1, Datograph, and Zeitwerk, and we consider the general horological contributions of A. Lange & Söhne – mainly in terms of how the brand elevated watchmaking worldwide in the 1990s, a popular opinion among connoisseurs.
Another fun, fast-paced talk, this one is chock-full of things we bet you never knew before. Happy viewing!
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