In honour of the company founder
In 1815, Ferdinand Adolf Lange was born, the founder of A. Lange & Söhne, who probably preferred his second first name to his first. This may seem strange today, but when Mr. Lange founded his watch manufactory in Glashütte in Saxony in 1845, nobody could have guessed how much the name Adolf would fall into disrepute a hundred years later. Right from the start, Ferdinand Adolf Lange was committed to precision and perfection and laid the foundations for the reputation of A. Lange & Söhne that still exists today. In his honour, A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Auf/Ab also strives for the greatest accuracy in timekeeping.
The year 1815
But even without this reference to the company history of A. Lange & Söhne, the year 1815 would still be worth a commemorative clock. At that time, after the end of the Napoleonic Wars, which had not only thrown the whole of Europe into chaos but had also affected almost all other continents, a new order of Europe's borders was negotiated at the Congress of Vienna. But quite unexpectedly Napoleon escaped from his exile to the island of Elba, returned to the throne of France and once again threatened the world with war. Waterloo led to what was probably the most famous battle in world history, in which the Duke of Wellington and Gerhard Leberecht von Blücher defeated Napoleon once and for all and averted this disaster.