German Chancellor Angela Merkel yesterday inaugurated A. Lange & Söhne’s new manufactory building in Glashütte.

The German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to us. She honoured the work of Walter Lange.

The new building with its 5400-square-metre production area is a response to employment growth in recent years and represents an investment in the manufactory’s future…

 

It was an important day for the Saxon watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne yesterday. Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid told me: “Alexander the new building is a response to employment growth in recent years and represents an investment in the manufactory’s future. The focus was on a modern, energy-efficient building that would offer appealing surroundings and ideal working conditions. This will help us further enhance the quality of our watches and optimize our production processes. All the while, we strive to minimize our ecological footprint and resource consumption.”

Here is a picture of the building

 

A. Lange & Söhne’s new manufactory building Altenberger Straße 16–18 01768 Glashütte
A. Lange & Söhne’s new manufactory building
Altenberger Straße 16–18 01768 Glashütte

 

 

Now let me show the pictures of yesterday.

 

Walter Lange talking to the press
Walter Lange talking to the press
Walter Lange, without his ongoing engagement nothing in Glashütte would be as it is.
Walter Lange, without his ongoing engagement nothing in Glashütte would be as it is.
Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
My dear colleagues Tom Wanka and manfred Fritz Richemont waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
My dear colleagues Tom Wanka and Manfred Fritz waiting for the German Chancellor Angela Merkel to arrive in Glashütte
Punctual and precise as an A. Lange & Söhne wristwatch the german Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Glashütte
Punctual and precise as an A. Lange & Söhne wristwatch the German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrives in Glashütte
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel and Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Walter Lange and Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by a boys choir
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by a boys choir
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by a boys choir
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens to the boys choir
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by a boys choir
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel is welcomed by a boys choir
Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid starts with his opening speech
Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid starts with his opening speech
Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid starts with his opening speech
Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid starts with his opening speech
Walter Lange listens
Walter Lange listens
The german Chancellor Angela Merkel listens
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel listens
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to us. Amazing how well informed she was!
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to us. Amazing how well informed she was!
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to us. What a charismatic speech!
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to us. What a charismatic speech!
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to us. She honoured the work of Walter Lange.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks to us. She honoured the work of Walter Lange.
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her way to visit the new building
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel on her way to visit the new building
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert on his way to visit the new building
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert on his way to visit the new building
All the others following the Chancellors visit ...
All the others following the Chancellors visit …
All the others following the Chancellors visit ...
All the others following the Chancellors visit …
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after about one and a half hours. She said she really enjoyed her visit...
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves after about one and a half hours. She said she really enjoyed her visit…
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves Glashütte ...
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel leaves Glashütte …
Bye bye!
Bye bye!
Anton Rupert, Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid and Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert
Anton Rupert, Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid and Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert and Alexander Linz
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert and Alexander Linz
The watches on the wrist of Johann and Anton Rupert
The watches on the wrists of Johann and Anton Rupert
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert talking to us.
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert talking with us. He very much enjoyed the day!
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert talking to us.
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert talking with us. He loves the A. Lange & Söhne watches!
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed the inauguration book
The German Chancellor Angela Merkel signed the inauguration book
NEVER STAND STILL!
NEVER STAND STILL!
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert will now address a few words to all the Lange employees. Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid announces his speech
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert will now address a few words to all the Lange employees. Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid announces his speech
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert addresses a few words to all the Lange employees
Richemont Chairman Johann Rupert addresses a few words to all the Lange employees
The Lange employees ...
The Lange employees …
Walter Lange was very, very happy yesterday
Walter Lange was very, very happy yesterday

 

There is more to come! Two amazing videos and the first pictures from the inside of the new building …

 

 

 

 

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8 Comments

  • It is good to see a world class leader tour a world class manufacturer. I have A. Lange & Sohne’s beautiful Perpetual Calendar image as wall paper on my PC.

    The only time I saw our President tour a manufacturer was his visit to Solyndra. I expect a quid pro quo for Solyndra’s hefty contributions to Obama’s first campaign in the form of Presidential pardons for the founder’s of the company.

  • By the Iron Lady of Germany comes in her BMW to Lange is important for Germany watch industry.
    The common between A BMW and Lange, both produce world class quality and last for ever,. Very few people knows about Lange, by visit of the Iron Lady will put Lange on the world map.

  • The top level of German politics cares for German watch business. I really wouldn’t have expected this!

    And I wouldn’t have expected Johann Rupert to speak to the employees of Lange either. An event full of surprises.

  • Till date I have not been able to get my first A. Lange & Söhne watch, I hope and pray that I shall be able to buy my first A. Lange & Söhne watch shortly.

    Just keeping my fingers crossed.

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