Dresden State Art CollectionsA. Lange & Söhne to sponsor the Historic Green Vault
As sponsor of the Dresden State Art Collections, the Saxon watchmaker Lange will support the world-renowned museums of this city, among them the "Historic Green Vault" reopened on 1 September by Chancellor Angela Merkel, the “Old Masters Picture Gallery” in the Semper Building and the “Mathematisch-Physikalischer Salon”, which also houses historic pocket watches from “A. Lange & Söhne”.
Fabian Krone, CEO of Lange, explains the reason behind its involvement: “The partnership with the Dresden State Art Collections is part of our commitment to Dresden. As a global company whose roots lie in Saxony, we are still involved to this day in a form of traditional craftsmanship that was once cultivated at the Court of Dresden and which can now be admired again in the Historic Green Vault. We are proud of the fact that we are able to help preserve this unique body of art work.”
Martin Roth, General Director of the Dresden State Art Collections, on the partnership that was sealed recently: “We are delighted to have acquired a sponsor in the form of the successful Saxon company Lange that matches our philosophy and shares our view of quality, aesthetics, and precision in every respect.” At the same time, the partnership reflects the historic link between the company and the city. It was here that the founder of the manufactory, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, who completed his training at the famous court watchmaker Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes, was born in 1815. He was involved in the construction of the five-minute clock above the stage of the Semperoper built by his master in 1841. When the Lange company was re-established in 1990, its digital display inspired the master watchmaker from Glashütte to design the outsize date, which has since become a distinguishing feature of the “A. Lange & Söhne” brand.