Yesterday, live from Dresden, I was able to present, once again ahead of time, the first pictures and information about the stunning “1815″. Today, back in the office, let me add a bit more information…
With a limited 200-watch edition of the 1815 in platinum with a black dial, A. Lange & Söhne salutes the founder of Saxon precision watchmaking who was born 200 years ago. The new 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in a limited edition of 200 watches stands out with purity and perfection.
Each detail of the timeless design and artisanal immaculacy of the L051.1 manufacture calibre pays tribute to the great Saxon watchmaking pioneer.
Apart from the three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, key hallmarks include the hand-engraved balance cock, the classic screw balance, the whiplash spring, the gold chatons that secure the bearing jewels, and the thermally blued screws.
The serial number engravings on the case from 001/200 to 200/200 identify each watch as a proud exemplar of the anniversary edition.
There is no official picture from the back of the watch available so far, so I again use mine…
The 40-millimetre platinum case and the black solid-silver dial emphasise the sleek elegance of this timepiece. With its three levels and the subsidiary seconds at six o’clock, the face is reminiscent of the legendary pocket watches crafted by Ferdinand Adolph Lange.
The latest-generation A. Lange & Söhne wristwatches are also endowed with this prominent component, an inimitable style and design element that can be admired through the sapphire-crystal case back.
Yesterday A. Lange & Söhne CEO, Wilhelm Schmid told me in Dresden:
“It is a horological monument created by A. Lange & Söhne to commemorate the anniversary of an eminent and charismatic founding father.”
Wilhelm, so true!!!
What a beauty!
The 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” is available as of today worldwide for 31.500 Euro including 19 VAT.
1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” Ref. 236.049
Lange manufacture calibre L051.1; manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Screwed gold chatons
Shock-resistant screw balance; Nivarox® balance spring* with a frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat- adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
55 hours when fully wound
Time indicated in hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time
Diameter: 40.0 millimetres; height: 8.8 millimetres
Diameter: 30.6 millimetres; height: 4.6 millimetres
Crystal and back
Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)
Solid silver, black
Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, black
Platinum prong buckle
200 watches, engraved 001/200…200/200