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Less than a week ago, Lange dropped the Cabaret Tourbillon Handwerkskunst, the biggest surprise from the venerated German watchmaker in quite some time. It revives a Lange classic, but in a superlative, limited execution that shows off the best of what the brand is all about. To get the inside scoop, I sat down with Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid, who is one of my favorite interviews in all of watchmaking. He's honest, he's seemingly allergic to BS, and he's a thoughtful steward of the brand. In addition to covering the latest Handwerkskunst and its forebearers, we get into Lange's other new releases, how the brand maintains its personality across a diverse portfolio, and what they've learned about themselves during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Lange's replica watches need to be worn and seen up close to be truly appreciated.
After that, Ben, Jack, and Logan sit down to discuss what it's actually like to wear, own, and collect replica watches from A. Lange & Söhne. One of the joys of these replica watches is their details, and those are tough to appreciate in Instagram posts and through glass vitrines. These are replica watches that you really need to spend time with to understand, and all three of these gents have experience with Langes on their wrists, albeit from very different perspectives. Whether you're a die-hard Lange collector or merely Lange-curious, this chat offers valuable insight into the beloved German brand and its creations.
We hope you enjoy this episode of HODINKEE Radio. What do you think of the Cabaret's return? Do you have a favorite Lange that you've always wanted to test-drive? Let us know down in the comments below.ADVERTISEMENT Show Notes
(4:00) In-Depth: Life Is A Cabaret, Lange Handwerkskunst Tourbillon, That Is(4:30) A. Lange & Söhne Arkade(4:45) A. Lange & Söhne Cabaret The Guide(14:30) Introducing: The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst(16:30) These Two New Blue Dial Limited Editions Prove That Lange Never Settles(32:00) HODINKEE Radio: Episode 47: William Massena(32:30) Talking Watches: With William Massena(37:30) The Road To Basel Episode 2: Inside The Atelier With The Legendary Philippe Dufour(44:45) A Week On The Wrist: The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Honeygold 'Homage to F. A. Lange'A-lange-sohne Podcast Hodinkee-radio Lange 1 25th Anniversary By A. Lange & Sohne C Hands On