A. Lange & Söhne’s Limited Edition Platinum Datograph Up/Down “Lumen”

Luminosity and legibility from the German watch brand's latest chronography

Setting eyes upon A. Lange & Söhne‘s new, limited edition Datograph Up/Down—well before holding it in one’s hands, feeling the valuable weight of the platinum—activates a desire to decipher its visual codes. The Chronograph, referred to as the “Lumen,” carries so much inside the 41mm case. There’s the meticulous semi-transparent dial—easily intelligible despite all of the information conveyed on top if it—which features stunning guilloché finishing, …

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Lange 1

$30637

This stunning watch is one of just 5,000 produced each year by the holy grail of Saxon watch making. Originally founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange, A. Lange & Söhne shuttered during the post-war Soviet era, only to be reborn in 1990 following the collapse of the East German government. The LANGE 1 was one of the first designs to be re-released, and features …

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Storied Cars of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este 2015

Six extraordinary automobiles with equally fascinating histories

Determining highlights from Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este—one of the world’s most exclusive car shows—is no small feat. The annual affair, hosted on the shores of Lake Como and sponsored by BMW and luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, features a treasure trove of unique automobiles. Beyond being embraced for their rarity, each vehicle carries a story and the following six captured our ears as …