Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of Saxony’s precision watchmaking industry when he established his manufactory in 1845. The company was expropriated after World War II, and the name A. Lange & Söhne nearly vanished. In 1990, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange relaunched the brand. With 60 manufacture calibres developed since 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has secured a top-tier position among the finest watch brands. Brand icons such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a wristwatch and the ZEITWERK with its precisely jumping numerals display, rank among the company’s greatest successes.'