The iconic model is being honoured with events in Europe, the US and Asia throughout 2019 – and a new Monaco limited-edition model will be launched at each event to celebrate the timepiece that first caught the world’s attention 50 years ago.
Any brand has a piece that shines a little brighter than the others, an essential watch that a company is associated with most and foremost. For A. Lange & Söhne such pillar is clearly the Lange 1 with its complex asymmetric dial and a grande date. So the 25th anniversary of a legendary watch that obviously coincides with 25th anniversary of brands’ re-opening is more than welcome.
To commemorate such a milestone the brand with a 185-years history has created a unique piece for the Longines Master Collection. The watch is not meant for sale, instead it goes straight to the Longines Museum's, housed within the company's walls in Swiss Saint-Imier.
A native of the Swiss La Chaux-de-Fonds, Pierre Jaquet-Droz has made history not only with the highest level of decoration imaginable but with creation of several automatons – moving mechanical figures of people or animals, often mistaken by contemporaries for wonders or even witchcraft.
In the watchmaking world, few things are appreciated more than century-long traditions. And while not all trademarks succeed in operating through centuries, some of the vanished ones do return with a fanfare. This time we’ll talk of the British horologist George Graham (1673-1751) and the modern eponymous brand.