The project launched last year by A. Lange & Söhne to promote talented young watchmakers is entering its second round.
To celebrate the 165th anniversary of the founding of the fine watchmaking industry in Saxony by Ferdinand A. Lange, last year the traditional Saxon watch manufactory initiated the “F. A. Lange Scholarship & Watchmaking Excellence Award” project. The company was keen in its anniversary year to make a contribution towards the promotion of young talents in the field of watchmaking. In a combination of summer academy and competition, eight highly talented young watchmakers from all over the world were able to gain inspirations from the world of chronometry and put their skills to the test.
The successful project will be continued this year. The event consists of two parts that complement each other. In an initial “F. A. Lange Scholarship” workshop from 8 to 12 August 2011 the prospective watchmakers will obtain valuable insights into the fine art of precision watchmaking. On the last day they will be told what the competition task involves. They then have until the end of October to come up with a design solution. The submitted entries will be judged by an expert jury and the prize will be awarded on 7 December 2011, the foundation day of the company. The prize consists of a grant of 10,000 euros for advanced studies in the field of watchmaking.