The watch manufactory A. Lange & Söhne
The exceptionally talented Saxon watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange founded the watch manufactory in Dresden in 1845. Pocket watches were manufactured, which after initial difficulties found worldwide sales. In the beginning, Ferdinand Lange found it difficult to assert himself against the Swiss competition. The company existed until 1948, when the Soviet occupying power expropriated and nationalised the company. In 1990 Walter Lange, the great-grandson of Ferdinand A. Lange, founded "Lange Uhren GmbH" and subsequently acquired the trademark rights to A. Lange und Söhne. From 1994 onwards, the watch manufacturer had four models in its range: Lange 1, Arkade, Saxonia and the Tourbillon. The large date on the watches, which is modelled on the Dresden Semperoper, was patented by the company and is now a trademark of the watch manufacturer. Other well-known models of the watch manufacturer are the Datograph and Cabaret. In 2007 A. Lange & Söhne took first place in a ranking of the 30 most important luxury brands in Germany. The models are usually limited to 100 pieces. 75% of the manufactured watches are sold abroad. A. Lange & Söhne has boutiques in many large cities around the world from Beijing to New York and Dubai.