A.Lange & Söhne 175 Years Homage to F.A.Lange
In 1815, Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the technical and industrial foundations of the Saxon watchmaking school, turning a small town, Glashütte, into the capital of the most refined German watchmaking. After an extended lockdown, the watchmaking industry started its engines with Watches and Wonders Shanghai, held between 9 and 13 September. On this occasion, the Saxon brand is celebrating 175 years of Saxon legacy by proving, once again, its unrivaled savoir-faire, with the unveiling of three new creations belonging to the 1815 collection.
Three are the features common to all the timepieces from this collection, the most traditional one from the A. Lange & Söhne offering: they all adopt Honey Gold, introduce unique decorations, and never-seen-before dials. The models involved are the 1815 Thin, the 1815 Rattrapante, and the Tourbograph Perpetual Calendar. As anticipated, they all extensively adopt the adoption of Honey Gold, whose shade is different from any standard 18-karat gold, and whose hardness is twice as high.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Thin Honey Gold
Sporting a 38mm large and 6,3mm thick case, the 1815 Thin Honey Gold model comprises 175 parts and debuts a white-enameled two-parts made dial. Among this timepiece's main features are the large Arabic numerals and the "chemin de fer" minute track.
Inspired by the pocket watch movements designed by F.A.Lange himself, the hand-wound caliber offers exceptional finishes, like the finely engraved balance cock and the grained finished three-quarter plate. The caliber guarantees 72 hours of maximum power reserve.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Honey Gold
The 1815 Rattrapante Honey Gold has a 41,2mm case diameter and is made up of 365 parts. The dial is the most remarkable product variation since indexes, and Arabic numerals are printed in Honey Gold on the black dial for the first time. The combination of black dial and Honey Gold case is therefore new to this collection.
Through the case back, you can admire the hand-wound caliber, showcasing grained decorated bridges and, as on the 1815 Thin, an engraved and rhodium-finished balance cock. Only 100 pieces will be produced.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbograph Perpetual Honey Gold
It is the most complicated of this collection, offering five complications: perpetual calendar, tourbillon, fuse and chain system, chronograph, and split-second. The case is 43mm across. The dial comprises five parts and is in full Honey Gold, offering black-rhodium grained finish, with indexes and numbers raised by a mere 0,15mm.
The moon also comes in Honey Gold, and the stars are hand engraved. A.Lange & Söhne will build 50 pieces of the 1815 Tourbograph Perpetual Honey Gold. The caliber includes 685 parts (considering the fuse and a chain assembly as a single piece) and shares with its siblings the same decoration on either the bridges and the balance cock.
For additional information, please visit the official A.Lange & Söhne.
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