Passion for Classics

For the eighth time, the “Best of Show” winner of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este has been awarded with a LANGE 1 TIME ZONE “Como Edition”.

For Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid, classic cars and watches represent beauty, elegance and practicality. “They embody the pursuit of ultimate precision and an aesthetic principle that follows the proportions of art”, he declared in his speech at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, which came to an end on the evening of 26 May 2019 in Como.

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. David Sydorick had already received this award in 2015 for an Alfa Romeo 8C 2300 Spider Zagato.

The prize, donated by A. Lange & Söhne since 2012, is intended to recognise the time and effort the owner invests in preserving their automotive work of art for posterity. In his speech, Schmid emphasised this idea in particular: “Our responsibility goes beyond the present day. You are all preserving a piece of rich cultural heritage for the future.”

A. Lange & Söhne’s partnerships with Classic Days Castle Dyck (2nd to 4th August 2019) and the Concours of Elegance Hampton Court Palace (6th to 8th September 2019) are also based on this conviction. These are the meeting places for ambitious collectors and connoisseurs who feel duty-bound to preserve cultural values.