A. Lange & Söhne: Walter Lange Died

The Founder Of The Glashütter Watchmaker Died At The Age Of 92 Years

Walter Lange, descendant of the Glashütter watch pioneer Ferdinand Adolph Lange and founder of the manufactory A. Lange & Söhne, died on 17 January 2017 at the age of 92 years. For a long time, the company represented to the last – in its admirably quiet and natural way.

Walter Lange was born on 29 July 1924. His childhood surpassed the global economic crisis. In 1942 he was drafted into the Second World War. On the last day of the war, the family had to witness the bombardment of the main production building of watchmaking. The end of the war was followed by expropriation and forced fusions under the roof of the VEB Glashütter watch factory. Walter Lang’s father could not get over the loss of the company and died a year later.

As a trained watchmaker, Lange, together with his wife Jutta, dared to start the new beginning in the West and settled down in Pforzheim in 1950. On September 7, 1990, exactly 140 years after Ferdinand Adolph Lange founded the company and laid the cornerstone for the Glashütter watch industry, Walter Lange reintroduced A. Lange & Söhne into the commercial register. Managing Director was Günter Blümlein, who had the idea of ​​the new start-up and had previously rehabilitated IWC and Jaeger-LeCoultre.

With the first presentation of the new watches in 1994 – Lange 1 , Arcade, Saxonia andTourbillon “Pour le Mérite” began the success story of A. Lange & Söhne. Since 2000, the company has been part of the Richemont Group, currently employing around 770 people. Walter Lange was awarded the Bundesverdienstkreuz 1st Class for his commitment to the revival of the Glashütte watch location in 2015.

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