The Lange’s modern watch series and the magical combination of the rocks and minerals of the Ore Mountains link this medieval wealth and cultural birthplace to the 21st century modern Saxony precision watchmaking technology. Putting Lange’s watches on the rocks and minerals from Saxony, let us trace the wealth and culture of this German county.
Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar on Topaz known as ‘Saxony’s Diamond’
In the depths of the Oers Mountains, Langer’s hometown, there are countless treasures waiting to be discovered. Geologists are exploring what may be one of the largest tin mines in the world! As early as the Middle Ages, Germany discovered a large number of silver mines for the first time, thus triggering the so-called ‘silver mining fever’. This treasure from the earth has brought about unprecedented cultural and scientific developments, and has also given the great wealth of the Saxony electorate. Many important breakthroughs, such as Meissen’s European ceramics and the Dresden Palace’s Green Dome Treasure Hall, have first-class craftsmanship, which can be traced back to this period. Even the 18th century precision watchmaking technology of Saxony can be traced back to this.
Among Saxony’s renowned watchmakers, Ferdinando Adolf Lange, who brought watchmaking to the Elz Mountains in 1845, was a forward-looking leader. At that time, the silver mines in the eastern part of the Oers Mountains had already been completely exhausted, and people lived in distress and were full. Relying on Lange’s outstanding insights, introducing new business to the local area and making it flourish again.
The rock comes from the geological collection of the mining university Freiberg University of Technology, and the collection of the Terra Mineralia Museum in the Freudenstein Castle Museum. The collection of more than 3,500 minerals, precious rocks and meteorite has been among the largest and most beautiful in the world since 2008 Among the mineral collections. Over the centuries, countless works of art in the Saxony Palace have been crafted by craftsmen and above, using the rocks and minerals of the Elz Mountains.
Lange on the Rock-Part 1: New 2012
Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar, on serpentine
Launched in January 2012, the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar combines the classic complications of a tourbillon and perpetual calendar with the unique style of Lange 1.
The serpentine texture from the Zöblitz in the Oers Mountains is serpentine, with a mix of red, green and even black. From the 16th to the 19th centuries, craftsmen used the garnet serpentine with black grain to produce a large number of artworks for the Saxony electors.
Lange 1 Time Zone on agate
The Lange 1 Time Zone not only displays the home time and the second time zone time, but also has a rotating circle engraved with the name of the city. It is the best companion for people who often come and go and citizens of the world.
Agate has been considered a semi-precious stone since ancient times. At the beginning of the 18th century, it was discovered that the underground a few kilometers away from the Lange watch factory was a rich agate deposit. Because the stone was crushed during the movement of the earth’s crust, it is called ruin agate.
Datograph Up / Down on Topaz
The Datograph Up / Down is equipped with a platinum case with a diameter enlarged to 41 mm. The power reserve is extended for 60 hours, and the Up / Down power reserve is displayed at 6 o’clock.
The topaz in the Oers Mountains is polished after the polishing and has the reputation of ‘Saxony diamond’. In the 1960s, Altenburg, near Glashütte, discovered the world’s largest topaz at the time. However, because there are too many cracks in the jade, it is not suitable for making jewelry.