PRESS RELEASE: 28 May, 2019
German fine watchmaking meets the world’s most beautiful vintage cars.
A. Lange & Söhne is supporting the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, the Schloss Dyck Classic Days, and the Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace. At these high profile competitions, devotees of the most noble automobiles ever built meet the collectors and connoisseurs of exclusive timepieces.
Originally the idea of ‘Concours d’Elégance’ dates from 17th century France. The aristocracy of the time showcased their very special and highly decorated horse-drawn carriages in the grandiose parks of Paris. Nowadays these are beautiful parades of the rarest cars, “automotive sculptures” and its proud owners and collectors, all around the world.
The Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy is one of the most significant classic show in the world. It was held for the first time in the heyday of aristocratic cars in 1929. The Concorso is epitomised by the beauty of the setting, at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este and Villa Erba on the shores of Lake Como. A. Lange & Söhne takes great pride in its role as main partner of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este since 2012.
As Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid described in his speech at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este: “Classic cars embody the pursuit of ultimate precision and an aesthetic principle that follows the proportions of art”.
At the awards ceremony, he gave David Sydorick from the USA a white gold LANGE 1 TIME ZONE “Como Edition”, hand-engraved for this special occasion. The jury crowned the Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B from 1937 “Best of Show”, the competition’s most stunning car.
The “Como Edition” for the winner of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este is a one-of-a-kind timepiece.
Cannot get enough of these beauties? A. Lange & Söhne invites classic automobile aficionados to two other great events; the Classic Days Castle Dyck (2-4 August 2019) and the Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace (6-8 September 2019).
Source: press release.
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