The legacy of Walter Lange

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The legacy of Walter Lange

Postby koimaster » May 18th 2017, 8:26am

January 17, 2017, the second day of SIHH, began as any other, with journalists waking up to attend one of the most important watch fairs of the industry. Yet as the day wore on, it became evident that a somber mood was infiltrating the halls, as each member of the press became aware, by word of mouth, of the sad news — in the early morning, Walter Lange, the esteemed patriarch of A. Lange & Söhne, had passed away at the age of 92.

For many in the watch community, it was the realization that the end of an era had come. Walter Lange had, in his lifetime, given his heart and soul to a brand that many have come to respect and love, and in doing so, he had attained a place as one of the great figures of horological history. It is, of course, impossible for us to meet Ferdinand Adolph Lange or any other founder of the great brands that lived in a distant century. But we, at Revolution, were very lucky to have met Walter Lange, who, as a bridge to the past traditions of Glashütte, the birthplace of German watchmaking, animated all that we could not have experienced ourselves, revitalizing German horological traditions in the process and making them relevant to our modern era.

How lucky we were to have witnessed the inspirational story of Glashütte’s rebirth and today, to be able to continue enjoying the peerless watches from its revival!


“Your heart was warm and happy

With the lilt of Irish laughter

Every day and in every way

Now forever and ever after."
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