I always think that in the extreme fate and suffering, General Insurance has an extreme strength.
In just a few months from the time Walter Lange and the entire family prepared to revive the Lange watch factory to escape from the town of Glashütte, the pain of this transition is hardly imagined by non-experiencers. What is even more tormenting is that in the following 40 years, there was no ambition to revive, but there was no use for it.
Waiting for half a life, enough to dilute all original intentions. However, Mr. Walter Lange made the Lange stand out at Basel in just 4 years after rebuilding the watch factory. Although I haven’t seen Mr. Walter Lange himself, I admire him sincerely. He would not have been able to urge such a great effort unless he had great wisdom and power. Mr. Walter Lange died last year. I have always wanted to write something, but I want to avoid the high period of the media. Now it is time to come.
This year, Lange introduced the 1815 “Homage to Walter Lange” special edition commemorative Walt Lange watch with a stoppable jumping seconds hand. A second hand for jumping the seconds was added to the 1815 small three-hand, and the second hand can be started or stopped by the button at two o’clock. This function can be used to measure the heart rate.
The feature of the stoppable seconds hand is derived from Ferdinando Adolf Lange, the great-grandfather of Mr. Walter Lange. At the press conference to commemorate the special edition of the Walter Lange watch, the brand introducer mentioned that in his later years, Mr. Walter Lange had repeatedly requested the launch of a watch with a stop-seconds function , Because this function has an emotional sustenance for him. However, after considering the Lange brand, it was felt that the introduction of this function was too simple for the current Lange. It is a technological retrogression, so it has never been done. And this year, the first anniversary of Mr. Walter Lange’s death, the brand launched such a jumping seconds watch in memory of him.
The commemorative Walter Lange Special Edition has a case diameter of 40.5 mm and comes in three styles: 18K white gold (limited to 145 pieces), 18K rose gold (limited to 90 pieces), and 18K yellow gold (limited to 27 pieces). These limited numbers are derived from important milestones in the history of the Lange family. Ferdinando Adolf Lange founded the company on December 7, 1845, and 145 years later, on December 7, 1990, Val Lange Uhren GmbH is incorporated. On December 7, 2017, 27 years later, Lange launched a special edition watch commemorating Walter Lange to pay tribute to Mr. Walter Lange.
In addition, Lange also launched a solitary commemorative Walter Lange Special Edition watch, which is made of stainless steel, which is rarely used by the brand, and has a black enamel dial. Since Mr. Walter Lange was actively involved in charity during his lifetime, this watch will also be used in this year’s charity auction.
The stoppable seconds function was invented by Ferdinando Adolf Lange, and his son Richard Lange incorporated this function into a self-developed movement device and obtained one of the first German patents . This ‘one-second movement with a beating hand’ was later applied to Lange’s pocket watches by his second son, Amy Lange (grandfather of Walter Lange). After two generations of three people insisted, this function was finally realized in the clock. Perhaps this feature is no longer difficult at this time, but it carries the strength and persistence rooted in the Lange family. It is this strength and persistence that allows us to see today from the Saxony system. Beautiful timepieces from the Lange brand.
Finally, let us remember Mr. Walter Lange again.