A little while ago we caught up with Wilhelm Schmid, CEO of A. Lange & Söhne, to learn the story behind Germany’s most prestigious watch brand. We discovered that 2015 marks the 200th anniversary of the birth of founder F. A. Lange, the man who turned a rural town in eastern Germany into a hub of watchmaking excellence. We also spoke to Schmid about the brand’s spectacular rebirth in 1994, just a few years after the reunification of Germany, with four completely new timepieces that went on to define A. Lange & Sohne and had a huge impact on contemporary watch design in general.
About Felix Scholz
Felix brings to his role as Editor of Time+Tide many years experience writing about watches, and a passion for all things horological. While Felix appreciates the technical side of watches, it’s really the watch in the context of style and culture that he finds fascinating.