Month: December 2010

Tradition And Simplicity, Saxonia Vs 1815

Napoleon occupied the Duchy of Saxonia in 1796, and by 1813 Napoleon was defeated. Saxony lost three-fifths of its territory and nearly half of its population. At the same time, Napoleon’s mainland blockade policy was lifted. In the following decades, British industrial products invaded the local market. The economic difficulties and the original losses doubled the situation. To save the economy, the government provides loans to entrepreneurs to promote development. Ferdinand A. Lange, born in 1815, grew up in this turbulent time of collapse and vitality. In order to commemorate the birth of the founder Ferdinand, Hyundai Lange launched the 1815 series. Ferdinand A. Lange returned to his hometown in 1841 after the end of his study tour in Europe. He was an apprentice. He has become a partner of father-in-law Gut Cases. Not long after, he has achieved great success in watchmaking and business. He has a sense of corporate ambition, social conscience, and civic responsibility. These qualities led him to come up with a bold plan to build his own watch factory in the Oers Mountains, but did not intend to compete with the watchmaking centers of Britain and Switzerland. With a single conviction and excellent eloquence, the 30-year-old watchmaker wrote to the Saxonia government in 1843 several times to obtain funds to implement the concept of ‘building a new industry for the poor in the Elz Mountains’. . Ferdinand A. Lange was extra cautious in his calculations. He set out a detailed business plan, setting out the required investments and expected profits. In 1845, the Royal Saxon Ministry finally agreed. Ferdinand A. Lange received a 5,580 Tall (old German silver coin) loan that was repaid in seven installments between 1848 and 1854. The loan was earmarked to hire and train 15 watch apprentices from the small town of Glashütte in the Elz Mountains. As early as the 15th century, minerals were discovered in the Saxe area, and then a ‘glass smelting plant’ was established locally. This is why the name of the town of Glashütte-‘Glashütter’ means ‘glass factory’ in German. At that time, the town logo had only two tools representing mining. In the 19th century, due to the exhaustion of mineral development, leakage of underground water in the mines, and war, the economy of the town of Glashütte fell into an unprecedented crisis, and the arrival of Ferdinand A. Lange brought this dilapidated town back to life. Growing up in Saxonia, and thanks to the early support of Saxonia’s Saxony government, Ferdinand A. Lange and his eponymous watch brand. Therefore, the revamped Lange launched the Saxonia series. The main appearance feature of the 1815 series is the use of traditional design elements commonly used in the pocket watches of Ferdinand at birth-Arabic numeral scales and track scales. And Saxonia, Saxony went to save, the design is more inclined to the simplicity advocated by Germany. Tradition and simplicity, Saxonia VS 1815, which one do you like?

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