I’ve been invited to Glashutte to visit Germany’s preeminent luxury watch maker, A. Lange & Sohne. My trip will take me to the Ore Mountains region near Dresden, where A. Lange & Sohne’s headquarters and factory is located. Glashutte’s main employers are all watch makers, and is known as a prime region focused on the continuation of the world’s most dedicated mechanical art from, horology.
While touring Glashutte I’ll have a rare opportunity to view the nervous system of a German luxury watch making machine, able to observe and converse with the master watch makers themselves. A. Lange & Sohne’s production is between only 5000 – 7000 watches a year, due to extremely high quality demands. I am very excited to report my findings to you upon my return, so please pardon the lack of reading material for the next few days until January 17th.
Take a look at this aerial view of Glashutte. This is no city, and barely a town. Regardless, this hamlet is world famous for producing mechanical items of fascination unique to the region, steeped in literally centuries of tradition. I’ll be taking my camera along with me, so stay tuned for a full expose. Oh, and don’t expect the region to look as green in my photos. Remember, it is currently a cold winter in eastern Germany, and this California boy has little to no experience in such climates. So get ready to hear me talk about the definitive source of German luxury watch making, the A. Lange & Sohne manufacture, the people behind it, and mechanical wonders they produce.