Any watch enthusiast or collector fortunate enough to be invited on a manufacture visit knows just how exhilarating a peek behind the curtain of their favorite watch brand can be. From the facilities and technology to the personalities at the bench, the experience of interacting with our treasured mechanical novelties at the places of their birth is something not to be forgotten. Wearing my journalist hat, I have had the privilege of visiting numerous manufactures in several countries. They ranged from powerhouse brands with hundreds of employees working on dozens of ébauche movements to small handcraft workshops just getting off the ground, and each presented a unique and entirely enjoyable look into the industry. But my recent visit to A. Lange & Söhne’s new state-of-the-art manufactory in Saxony was something truly extraordinary.