A Passion for Classics

A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid is convinced that cars and watches are far more than the sum of their properties and functions. Behind every invention and design are passionate people.

He knows from his own experience that choosing the right car
or the perfect watch is a very emotive matter:

“My two passions in life are cars and watches, so the prospect of displaying our timepieces in this beautiful and historic space alongside over sixty of the most amazing cars ever created is a dream come true. Speaking from experience, I know that there is a great deal of common ground between car and watch collectors: ultimate craftsmanship, technical innovation and unrivalled heritage are the key values of both vintage cars and our approach to watchmaking. That’s why this partnership between A. Lange & Söhne and the Concours of Elegance is such a perfect fit.”

This is why A. Lange & Söhne supports the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court.

Wilhelm Schmid in his Frazer Nash Le Mans Coupe, 1954

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph

The 1815 ANNUAL CALENDER in white gold with dial in argenté

Talk to the driver:
The Pearl Collection

In light of the 2023 Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace, we invite you to watch our newest Talk to the Driver episode with the winner of last year’s Best of Show award, Fritz Burkard, his daughters Emma-Sunshine and Ellie-Blue, and our CEO Wilhelm Schmid. Together, they discuss their passion for classics while driving some of their favourites from “The Pearl Collection” through the beautiful landscape of Switzerland.

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Come and discover the world of A. Lange & Söhne up close in our London boutique in 87-135 Brompton Road. Find out more about our timepieces and feel the precision on your wrist.

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For several generations, the watchmakers of A. Lange & Söhne have been pursuing one goal: To craft timepieces that represent the pinnacle of international watchmaking artistry. Discover the whole story on our website.

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