The 1957-built Alfa Romeo Giulietta SS Prototipo won in the “Best of Show” category at traditional Concorso d’Eleganza at Lake Como. Its owner, Corrado Lopresto from Italy, received the special edition of the Lange 1 Time Zone “Como Edition” in white gold from Lange CEO Wihelm Schmid. The prize-giving ceremony took place as part of a gala dinner at the Grand Hotel Villa d’Este on May 28.
A. Lange & Söhne served as a partner for the prestigious competition for classic automobiles for the sixth time. Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid stated “Concorso d’Eleganza is a perfect match for A. Lange & Söhne. It celebrates the automobile as a collector’s item, design icon, and work of art. Each of these aspects is represented in the world of fine watchmaking, how we understand it and realise it.”
In a year in which the competition’s motto is “Around the World in 80 Days – Voyage through an Era of Records”, there could hardly be a more fitting trophy than a watch that, at the touch of a push piece, shows all of the world’s 24 time zones. As well as the hand-engraved coat of arms of the competition on the hinged cuvette of the special edition, the year dates 1929 and 2017 draw a line from the first Concorso d’Eleganza to the present. Como represents the Central European Time zone on the rotating city ring of the silver dial in homage to the event location.