Cars and watches are captivating. Mechanical masterpieces – whether they are cars or watches – are turned into timeless works of art by their history and the passion of the people who made them. They reflect inventiveness, a sense of style, and the quest for records: the most powerful engine, the most precise timekeeping instrument.
Participants in the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance have invested many hours in the maintenance and care of their valuable historic motor vehicles. Commencing in 2020, A. Lange & Söhne will support this exclusive classic car event as the Official Time Partner.
A. Lange & Söhne has also been the exclusive partner of the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este on Lake Como in Italy since 2011 and of the Classic Days at Schloss Dyck near Duesseldorf in Germany since 2015. The brand is also involved in the Concours of Elegance at Hampton Court Palace near London since 2018. At these high-calibre competitions, devotees of the noblest automobiles ever built meet the collectors and connoisseurs of exclusive timepieces.
Eric van der Griend, Chairman of Watches of Switzerland, the watchmaker’s exclusive retailer in Australia, said: “There is a close connection between those who love fine automobiles and those who love fine timepieces. The philosophy of this prestigious and exclusive gathering of amazing motor cars will be a perfect fit for A. Lange & Söhne.”
Wilhelm Schmid, CEO of A. Lange & Söhne since 2011, sees natural affinities in the partnership: “We are very happy to be the Official Time Partner to the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance. Timeless design, mechanical perfection and master craftsmanship are our key values. This is something we share with the fans and collectors of vintage cars we meet at these events. And that’s why those who love sophisticated mechanical watches often have a weakness for classic automobiles, too.”
Le Mans winner David Brabham, son of three-time Formula One World Champion Sir Jack Brabham, is the Patron of the Sydney Harbour Concours d’Elegance powered by Ferrari. The second edition will be held on March 5th – 7th 2020.