Walter Lange, Great-Grandson of Adolph Lange, and Honorary Chairman of A. Lange & Söhne passes away, aged 92

Tributes permeated Instagram earlier today, as sad news broke that Walter Lange, Co-Founder of modern A. Lange & Söhne, had passed away yesterday, January 16, 2017.

Walter Lange. (image credit A. Lange & Söhne)

Happy 90th birthday Walter Lange!

There’s no doubt that modern watchmaking and indeed A. Lange & Söhne owes a lot to Walter Lange, who today turns 90-years old. On December 7, 1990 although already a retiree with 66 years under his belt, Walter Lange along with Gunter Blumlein undertook to begin restoring the brand that Mr. Lange’s great-grandfather, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, laid down 145 years earlier. The brand disappeared from existence when communist authorities in East Germany took over Mr. Lange’s family watchmaking business in 1948.

Walter Lange. (image credit A. Lange & Söhne)

Walter Lange. (image credit A. Lange & Söhne)