A. Lange 1815 Annual Calendar amongst different traditional stars at Concours of Magnificence at Hampton Court docket Palace

 

A. Lange & Söhne, a very long time supporter of traditional automobile occasion Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como headlined the second instalment of the Concours of Magnificence at Hampton Court docket (fully unrelated to the previous even when thematically comparable), persevering with to leverage on Saxon precision watchmaking, timeless class of artisanal crafts, connecting the realm of traditional automobiles and horology on the grounds of Hampton Court docket Palace.

From 6 to eight September 2019, connoisseurs and aesthetes of unique traditional automobiles and small manufacturing haute horlogerie gathered on the manicured lawns and gravelled paths of King Henry VIII’s outdated stamping floor of Hampton Court docket Palace close to London for the model’s second presentation of the Concours of Magnificence.

“Among the many guests and competitors entrants, we’re assembly an increasing number of younger people who find themselves working to protect cultural values.” – A. Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid on the importance of the Concours of Magnificence

Lange CEO Wilhelm Schimdt and Katie Forrest having a second of levity beside her 1912 Rolls Royce Silver Ghost

Major sponsor A. Lange & Söhne offered its imaginative and prescient for wonderful watchmaking amongst a forged of stellar companions all espousing the very best expressions of expertise, traditional class and up to date luxurious. Nestled amongst classic automotive legends like a 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost and Mercedes-Benz S Barka Tourer, guests to the Home of Lange inside these royal grounds, found the the Aristocracy of wonderful Saxony watchmaking by means of demonstrations of hand meeting of a manufacture calibre and even the chance to place their very own inventive expertise to the take a look at.

The ever dapper, Prince Michael of Kent, patron of the Concours

Prince Michael of Kent, a person of beautiful style and class, is himself the present’s royal patron and he was among the many treasured friends touring these mechanical artworks exhibited on the grounds inside London’s East Molesey. Followers of netflix collection, The Tudors, will recognise Hampton Court docket Palace as a signature 16th century growth by Cardinal Wolsey, an advisor to King Henry VIII. It was conceptualised to be a royal seat of energy that may generate shock and awe to English wealth and energy. It was later opened to the general public by Queen Victoria in 1838.

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece 1815 ANNUAL CALENDAR

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece 1815 ANNUAL CALENDAR

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece 1815 ANNUAL CALENDAR

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece 1815 ANNUAL CALENDAR

A number of 60 of the world’s rarest and most lovely traditional automobiles have been on show at this 12 months’s version of the Concours of Magnificence; together with A. Lange & Sohne novelties just like the famed 2012 Lange Datograph Up/Down with manufacture calibre L951.6 and extra inconspicuous classics just like the 1815 Annual Calendar (worn by final 12 months’s Concours of Magnificence winner, Katie Forrest for her 1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost, “Nellie”.

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece DATOGRAPH UP/DOWN

For Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid, the Concours of Magnificence has particular significance: “Among the many guests and competitors entrants, we’re assembly an increasing number of younger people who find themselves working to protect cultural values. Katie Forrest, who doesn’t simply drive her household’s over-a-century-old Rolls- Royce, however maintains it too, and Evan Zema, who curates the excellent collections of Bruce McCaw, exemplify the following era of idealistic collectors and preservers. They know that mechanical masterpieces – whether or not they’re automobiles or watches – are changed into timeless artistic endeavors by their historical past and the eagerness of the individuals who made them. That’s why they’re doing all they’ll to protect them for eternity.”

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece LITTLE LANGE 1

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece LITTLE LANGE 1

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece LITTLE LANGE 1

1912 Rolls-Royce Silver Ghost – ‚Taj Mahal‘, owned by Katie Forrest from UK, and the A. Lange & Söhne timepiece LITTLE LANGE 1

A. Lange & Söhne has been the Concours of Magnificence’s primary sponsor since 2018. The corporate can be concerned with the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy and the Basic Days at Schloss Dyck close to Dusseldorf, and Bonhams London to Brighton Veteran Automotive Run, in addition to the Royal Car Membership’s Historic Awards.

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