alange sohne elite living africaThis year's Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este was held in the grounds of the Villa d’Este on the banks of Lake Como where elegant historic cars competed for the favour of the judges and spectators 

A Ferrari 335 Sport from 1958 (pictured above) also received the prestigious title “Best of Show” at this year’s Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este.

The owner, Andreas Mohringer from Austria, received a horological rarity as a prize: a “Como Edition” of the model LANGE 1 TIME ZONE made from white gold and specially created for this occasion.

Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid awarded the winner with the unique piece with the Concorso crest hand-engraved on the hinged lid at a gala event at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on 27 May 2018. 

A. Lange & Söhne has been a partner of the renowned competition for classic cars since 2012. In his speech, Schmid referred to the similarities between collectors of classic automobiles and those of timepieces: "Cars and watches have always been far more than their technical characteristics. Behind every invention and every design are passionate people.

"A car or a watch is also always a personal, aesthetic statement. What could be more suitable than to honour the most beautiful car than with a unique watch? The LANGE 1 TIME ZONE ‘Como Edition’ is our recognition of the time and effort the owner has invested into preserving this automotive masterpiece.”