A Lange & Sohne was founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Lange. The company was primarily known for its superior pocket watches. After World War II the company was shut down and remained so until the great grandson of Ferdinand, Walter Lange, had the courage to re-launch the brand. Today, A Lange & Sohne crafts only a few thousand wristwatches in gold or platinum each year. In a period of little more than 20 years, A. Lange & Söhne developed 51 manufacture calibres and secured a top-tier position among the world’s finest watch brands. Its greatest successes include innovative time-keeping instruments such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a series produced wristwatch as well as the ZEITWERK with its supremely legible, precisely jumping numerals. In the meantime, both models have become icons of a brand rich in tradition.