2009 proved to be a very successful year for A. Lange & Söhne. With a total of 21 international awards, it is in fact the most successful year in the history of the brand, which was re-established in 1990. Since the presentation of the first collection, the timepieces made in Saxony have won more than 130 prizes, including 81 first prizes.
The Lange Zeitwerk finished first in the category “Complicated Mechanics” at the MunichTime fair, which took place from October 30 – November 1. Both the jury and the public selected it as the winner. The new 1815 also won both prizes in the category “Classical elegance”. At ViennaTime, which took place November 13-15, an expert jury chose the 1815 as the winner in the category “Classical Elegance”, and the Zeitwerk finished second in the category “Intricate Mechanics”.
Lange was also the first non-Swiss brand to win the “L’Aiguille d’Or” (“Golden Hand”), the most prominent award of the Swiss watchmaking industry, at the Grand Prix d’Horlogerie de Genève. In September, Lange was named Germany’s top luxury brand, finishing ahead of Mercedes, Porsche and BMW, among others. Lange watches also received awards in Germany, Mexico, Bahrain, Japan and Singapore during 2009.