From 24 to 26 May 2019, A. Lange & Söhne will be sponsoring the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which has taken place at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este in Como, Italy since 1929.

For the eighth time, a one-off LANGE 1 TIME ZONE will be awarded to the winner of the “Best of Show” competition.The “Como Edition” is unique; the regular edition (without the hinged cuvette) is available in white gold, pink gold, and platinum. It runs on the Lange manufacture caliber L031.1, manually wound movement with a 72-hour power reserve.

Lange 1 Time Zone 'Como Edition'

In its 90th year, “The Symphony of Engines” is the anniversary’s motto of the Concorso d’Eleganza, akin to a beauty pageant for historic automobiles. When the 6, 8 and 12-cylinder engines will be creating the powerful sound in the park of Villa d’Este, the gentle ticking of the customized LANGE 1 TIME ZONE “Como Edition” will pay tribute to the beauty of the location and the exclusivity of the event.

Since 2012, the “Como Edition” is the horological equivalent to the competition’s “Best of Show” car, handed over by A. Lange & Söhne CEO Wilhelm Schmid to the winner. A. Lange & Söhne and the Concorso d’Eleganza are both small institutions in their respective branches, nevertheless, and they accept only the best to create something with long-term substance.

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