Precision Swiss watch brands are relatively well-known, but A. Lange & Söhne is a German timepiece brand that very few people of the modern generation may know.
But, the long-standing brand has recently made a comeback and has opened its first point of sale in South Africa, in a shop-in-shop format at the Vault in Melrose Arch in Johannesburg.
The watch brand was initially founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Lange, and enjoyed a success in producing pocket-watches for many years under subsequent generations of the Lange family. While the brand disappeared for a period in the mid 20th century, it returned again in 1990.
The Lange 1 is probably their most famous modern model, showcasing a subtle and more refined appearance compared to many of the Swiss brands that prefer more striking designs.
The Vault can be found at Melrose Arch, 15 High St, Birnam, Johannesburg, 2196