Lange & Söhne is the first cooperation partner to support the “Concours of Elegance” this year. The exclusive beauty contest for classic cars takes place at the end of August in the gardens of Hampton Court Palace, near London.
At the “Concours of Elegance” collectors and lovers of automotive rarities meet. From August 31 to September 2, 2018, around 60 precious masterpieces of body and prototype construction will be presented against the unique backdrop of the British Castle Hampton Court. The selected models, which will be displayed in the extensive gardens and parks around the castle, tell stories of craftsmanship, design and timeless luxury. The event spans the arc of the pioneers of motorsport in the late 19th century to the latest supercars. The event will be supplemented by a top-class exhibition in the fields of fashion, art, jewelery and watches. In this context, Lange & Söhne presents itself as the main sponsor with a detailed replica of the model DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL TOURBILLON, three meters high.
The flyback chronograph with perpetual calendar, tourbillon and five additional functions is one of the top models among the exceptionally hand-made timepieces by A. Lange & Söhne. In front of the monumental clock sculpture, visitors can look over the shoulders of a master watchmaker from the manufactory and watch closely the creation of a Lange caliber at close range. For Lange’s CEO, Wilhelm Schmid, extending his involvement in the world of classic automobiles reflects a deep passion for sophisticated mechanics and exciting design rooted in corporate culture: “Highest craftsmanship, technical innovation and timeless aesthetics are the key values behind both the Concours of Elegance ‘and behind A. Lange & Söhne. The enthusiasm for technology and elegance connects collectors and connoisseurs of precision mechanical timepieces of today with the lovers of historical automobiles.”
The traditional manufactory already supports the legendary “Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este” in Como in northern Italy and the “Classic Days Schloss Dyck” Dusseldorf.