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Never standing still

In Dec 1990 — two months after German reunification — Walter Lange revived his family business under the brand name A. Lange & Söhne.

The show-stopping miniature model of Glashütte exhibited at the A. Lange & Söhne booth during Watches & Wonders Shanghai. SAWYER_CHENG from Shanghai, SIHH

In 2020, the German watchmaker celebrates 30 years of success in its new era as well as the 175th anniversary of horology in Glashütte, Saxony.

In The Revival Of Time Memoirs, Walter Lange noted how overmining in the Ore Mountains exhausted its deposits in the early 19th century, leaving residents of Glashütte with only sparse sources of income such as farming, straw weaving and wood carving.

Such meagre living conditions concerned Walter Lange’s great-grandfather Ferdinand Adolph Lange, who suggested to the Saxon Ministry of Interior that educating its…

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