Founded in 1815, and reborn in 1990 A. Lange & Söhne is one of the world’s foremost high end watchmakers. The German brand instills a contemporary aesthetic into their classical timepieces. Find out more about the craftsmanship and values of A. Lange & Söhne at Time+Tide.

TRADING FACES: Why I swapped a birth year Rolex Explorer and Ming 27.01 for my grail watch…

Early on when I joined the Time+Tide team, I wrote a story that detailed how I got my Rolex Submariner. As both a watch collector and journalist, I felt the subject would resonate and, as that became my most read story ever, it would seem I was right. Just to recap: as a 27-year-old, I don’t have an unlimited budget for watches and when the opportunity presented itself to obtain a Submariner in great condition I knew I would have…

Zach’s top 5 Watches & Wonders novelties with an unlimited budget

This is the time of year I wish that I owned the patent for the coffee cup sleeve or happened to be the son of an oil baron. There have been so many fantastic novelties at this Watches & Wonders but, sadly, many are light years out of the reach of my 27-year-old budget. Still it’s fun to fantasise and when I was tasked with picking my five picks without a budget cap I was excited to put this together.…

You’re not the only one whose grail watch is on a rubber strap. Here are 5 of the most desirable

The term “grail watch” is used to refer to the ultimate collection piece. It might be a rare vintage treasure or a modern horological marvel depending on your personal taste. Effectively though it represents the Mount Everest of your watch-buying ambitions and is likely to be financially ruinous.  Grail watches traditionally therefore conjure up images of serious heavyweight timepieces – a Patek Philippe grand complication perhaps or an early Rolex Submariner with a tropical dial.  But what happens when the…

Extreme close-up! Exploring the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk with Mr. Macro @horomariobro

For watch enthusiasts, it’s always a pleasure to get a closer look at our favourite watches – especially when the watch in question is the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk. In his conversation with Mr. Macro himself, @horomariobro, Andrew gets a little more familiar with the Zeitwerk movement that essentially offers a digital watch in mechanical form. Within four masterful shots, @Horomariobro neatly lays out exactly what makes the digital display jump – and even digs into a hidden feature…

IN-DEPTH: My A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down 36mm in yellow gold is the grail that keeps on giving

Over the past five years or so, I have bought, traded and sold watches in order to build and grow my collection. Two months ago, I was able to acquire a watch that I am still in disbelief I am able to own and wear. High on my grail list, the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down 221.021 was always an endgame watch for me. It was something I wanted to work towards and eventually be able to call mine.…