The car won the prestigious ‘Best of Show’ title at this year’s Lake Como edition of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este
Austrian entrepreneur Andreas Mohringer’s 1958 Ferrari 335 Sport was awarded the prestigious ‘Best of Show’ title at this year’s Lake Como edition of Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este, held last month.
The car is one of the four ever produced by Ferrari. It was built as an upgraded version of the Ferrari 315 S and could attain a maximum speed of 300 km/hour (190 mph). The Italian marque launched this model as a direct response to competing brand, Maserati’s popular racing car, Maserati 450S.
Mohringer also received a ‘Como Edition’ of the model LANGE 1 TIME ZONE made from white gold, specially created for this occasion by Lange CEO Wilhelm Schmid. A. Lange & Söhne has been a partner of the competition for classic and elegant cars since 2012.
This is the seventh watch that luxury German watch label, A. Lange & Söhne has created for this event, in as many years. It pays homage to the venue too—on the rotating city ring, Central European Time is displayed using Como, instead of Berlin as it is in the classic edition.
In his speech, Schmid referred to the similarities between collectors of extraordinary automobiles and those of timepieces, saying, “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.”