And the winner is …
Hand-engraved unique timepiece for the most beautiful automobile of the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2022
A. Lange & Söhne has been a partner of the prestigious Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on Lake Como since 2012. And this year, too, the Saxon watch manufacturer donated a unique 1815 CHRONOGRAPH created especially for the occasion to the winner of the "Best of Show" category.
The Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este, which this year again traditionally took place in May and brought together the world's most fascinating classic automobiles on the shores of Lake Como, was all about beauty, elegance, and supreme mechanical ingenuity. Characteristics that also distinguish the special model of the 1815 CHRONOGRAPH A. Lange & Söhne traditionally donates to the owner of the "Best of Show" car. Thus, one of the highlights of the classic automobile competition was the presentation of the winning watch by Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid to Andrew Pisker. The winner was the favourite of the jury and the audience with his Bugatti 57 S from the year 1937 and was visibly delighted with the specially made model of the 1815 CHRONOGRAPH in white gold with a solid pink-gold dial and hand-engraved hinged cuvette. The prize, donated by A. Lange & Söhne, is intended as recognition for the time and effort the owner has invested in preserving his automotive work of art for posterity.
Also, in the anniversary year of the partnership, classic cars and watches are ambassadors of elegance and mechanical ingenuity for Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid. "The Concorso is a celebration of beauty, which is not only reflected in the shiny surfaces of the cars, but also when you look under the hood. It´s a similar kind of beauty that can be found in our timepieces,” he notes. “It makes me proud that this close connection has grown into a strong partnership that has already lasted ten years.”