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A look back at Guenter Blumlein

July 15, 2010

Guenter Blumlein was the man behind Les Manufactures Horlogeres, which owned the three highly admired and very successful brands — Jaeger-LeCoultre, A. Lange & Sohne and IWC — up until 2000 when the Richemont Group bought them. Blumlein was instrumental in the success of LMH, and is considered a legend in the industry. Looking back and hearing all the stories and positive remarks about him, makes me wish I would have had a chance to meet him. Unfortunately, he died in 2001, at the early age of 58. His legacy lives on though.

Google his name and read some interviews to get a better perspective of what he meant to the watch industry HERE and HERE.

A. Lange & Söhne, IWC, Jaeger-LeCoultre


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