Gallery: Lange on the Rocks
A. Lange & Söhne founder, Ferdinand A. Lange, brought watchmaking to the Ore Mountains in 1845. As a homage Lange commissioned a photo shoot combining their timepieces with rocks and minerals from the region acting as the background for each shot.
"The attractive combination of timepieces from the current collection of A. Lange & Söhne and rocks and minerals from the Ore Mountains links the origins of wealth and culture in the Middle Ages to the modern Saxon precision watchmaking of the 21st century. The subjects originate from the geological collections of the Technical University of the Saxon mining town of Freiberg. With the "terra mineralia" in the Freudenstein Castle Museum it possesses the largest and most beautiful exhibition of minerals in Germany with more than 3,500 minerals, precious stones and meteorites since 2008. Numerous works of art of the Saxon Court were created during previous centuries by talented craftsmen from these and other rocks and minerals originating from the Ore Mountains."