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GIVE AWAY: Five Books, Notebooks and Rollerballs by A. Lange & Söhne

calendar | ic_dehaze_black_24px By Frank Geelen | ic_query_builder_black_24px 2 min read |

Time for the next give-away on Monochrome to celebrate our 10th anniversary, and this time we can give away 5 sets from A. Lange & Söhne. The beautiful German watch brand, who just launched the renewed Lange 1 Moonphase Day/Night,  provided us with 5 x the book “Sign of the Times”, 5 x a Lange notebook and 5 rollerballs. 


The book, written by Christoph Scheuring, is a historic novel inspired by the fascinating personality of Saxony’s watchmaking pioneer, Ferdinand Adolph Lange. Quite a few books already covered his accomplishments, however little has been known about the first few years of his life so far. Lange grew up with foster parents who encouraged him in his ambitions and allowed him to study at the newly founded Royal Technical College, the precursor of what is now the University of Dresden. There, Lange was able to develop his scientific talents. Johann Christian Friedrich Gutkaes, who was later appointed clockmaker to the court, quickly recognised the youngster’s exceptional aptitude and became his apprentice master and mentor. What sounds like an entertaining piece of fiction is actually a true story – the perfect subject for a book.

Hamburg-based writer and award-winning journalist Christoph Scheuring pays tribute to Ferdinand Adolph Lange in “Signs of the times”, his historic novel about an exceptional personality. Scheuring embeds Lange’s biography in a portrayal of Saxony’s early industrial history.

Each of the five winners of this give-away will win a copy of the book, a beautiful rollerball, partially made of wood, and a A. Lange & Söhne mathematical notebook.

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20 responses

  1. Thank you for your daily news – I really can’t live without…

  2. your in depth articles are great & merry Christmas & Happy New Year

  3. It’s always great to be kept updated with the wonders and novelties of those wonderful timepieces.

  4. Eleoquently written and consice article. Keep up the great work.

  5. Wonderful items, the rollerball is really well made, may the luck be with me!

  6. Thank you Monochrome. I love this site and its a daily requirement for me. All the very best horologically for 2017.
    DO you have the results of the IWC clock draw?

  7. @Peter Yes, the parcel is on its way and should arrive within 2-3 days from now. By the end of the year I’ll post a collage of happy faces 🙂

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