As I reported last week, Lange and I had a joint Press Conference in Tokyo to simultaneously launch their Pour le Merite collection - in particular the latest Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Merite together with my book.
The very next day, Lange hosted a very special lunch for the Lange Owners Club of Japan. A group of about 25 enthusiasts came for lunch.
The standing area, with the round tables have been transformed into three long tables to sit the guests for the excellent sit down dinner. But first the welcome by Peter Kesselman
Short speech by Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmidt
And Lange presented a copy of my book to the members of the club. I am not able to show the photograph of the handing over by Wilhelm and the President of the Club because of Mr. President requested anonimity. So I will show wrist shots instead of portraits of the participants.
Wilhelm also presented every member who attended the lunch with a unique Lange pin, in sterling silver:
The discussions were active and candid...many wore beautiful Lange timepieces...here is a selection of a few. Begining with the first platinum Richard Lange Pour le Merite Tourbillon delivered in Japan...fresh from the dealer's...
On Wilhelm Schmidt's wrist...a Datograph Perpetual.
On the wrist of a beautiful young lady, and equally beautiful Lange 1 Tourbillon
Apparently quite popular...this one the Homage to FA Lange Lange 1 Tourbillon in honey gold:
I spied an Olympus pen, with the rare Voigtlander 25mm f/0.95 lens...
at work...yes, its the Lange 1 Tourbillon lady's camera...good taste in all areas...:-)
And the youngest member of LOC