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2016 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este kicks off at lake Como in Italy

Team OD  | Updated: May 21, 2016, 01:04 AM IST

The 2016 Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este is being organised from 20 to 22 May, 2016 at the Villa d'Este on the shores of the lake Como in Italy. The BMW Group has been organising this event in association with the Villa d'Este luxury hotel since 2005. The event was held for the first time in 1929 and over the years has built up a reputation of gathering some of the most beautiful vehicles from across the globe. For 2016, the motto is 'back to the future-the journey continues.'

Visitors to the event will get an opportunity to witness and admire 50 historic cars that were manufactured between the 1920s and the 1980s. The participating cars are divided into different categories and are judged by a panel led by president Lorenzo Ramaciotti.

Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este

This year's winner of the best of show category will bag a unique Lange 1 time zone como edition wristwatch from A. Lange & Sohne. The wristwatch displays home-time as well as the current time-zone and gets a hand-engraved caseback in white gold featuring the Concorso's coat of arms. This watch is not on sale and has been specially created for the winner.

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The Lange 1 time zone como edition wristwatch will be presented personally by the company's CEO Wilhelm Schmid to the winner at the awards ceremony which which take place on 22 May. A. Lange & Sohne is among the world's finest watch brands and makes just a few thousand wristwatches in gold or platinum every year. The opulent wristwatches are intricately decorated and assembled by hand. The company has been associated with the event as main partner since 2012. 

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Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este 2015 - A.Lange & Söhne - Ben Gierig - Fotografie


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