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A. Lange & Söhne Watch

Few brands have a past as fascinating as that of A. Lange & Söhne, founded in 1868 by Adolph Lange, who turned the German town of Glashütte into a watchmaking center. The company flourished until Russian bombs destroyed its main production building in World War II. When Germany was reunited in 1990, Adolph's great-grandson, Walter Lange, returned to Glashütte and resuscitated the family company: A. Lange & Söhne watches are now among the world's most prestigious.

The new Richard Lange, named in honor of Adolph's oldest son, marks a return to the most simple of faces: It tells the time and nothing more, and is technically magnificent. The remarkable manual movement is made in-house, but it is the dial—sober and clean with rhodiumed-gold hour and minute hands—that sets the Richard Lange apart. The watch is large, but comfortable on an average-size wrist. Most of all, it bespeaks elegance and style, with a nod to history.

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A. Lange & Söhne
Richard Lange

DIAMETER: 40.5mm
HEIGHT: 10.6mm
CASE: Rose gold
MOVEMENT: Manual
PRICE: $19,900
CONTACT: 800-408-8147, alange-soehne.com

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