A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in platinum in a limited edition of 200 watches and is available as of today worldwide.

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.

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in platinum in a limited edition of 200 watches and is available as of today worldwide.
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in platinum in a limited edition of 200 watches and is available as of today worldwide.

 

Each detail of the timeless design and artisanal immaculacy of the L051.1 manufacture calibre pays tribute to the great Saxon watchmaking pioneer.

A. Lange & Söhne L051.1 manufacture calibre
A. Lange & Söhne L051.1 manufacture calibre

 

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 A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in platinum in a limited edition of 200 watches and is available as of today worldwide.
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in platinum in a limited edition of 200 watches and is available as of today worldwide.

 

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.”

A. Lange & Söhne CEO, Wilhelm Schmid
A. Lange & Söhne CEO, Wilhelm Schmid

 

Wilhelm, so true!!!

What a beauty!

 

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in platinum in a limited edition of 200 watches and is available as of today worldwide.
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in platinum in a limited edition of 200 watches and is available as of today worldwide.

 

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

Movement

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

Movement parts

188

Jewels

23

Screwed gold chatons

5

Escapement

Lever escapement

Oscillator

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

Power reserve

55 hours when fully wound

Functions

Time indicated in hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds

Operating elements

Crown for winding the watch and setting the time

Case dimensions

Diameter: 40.0 millimetres; height: 8.8 millimetres

Movement dimensions

Diameter: 30.6 millimetres; height: 4.6 millimetres

Crystal and back

Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

Case

Platinum

Dial

Solid silver, black

Hands

Rhodiumed gold

Strap

Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, black

Buckle

Platinum prong buckle

Limited edition

200 watches, engraved 001/200…200/200

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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4 Comments

  • I really love this watch. I especially like the railroad track design for the minutes and it looks great in platinum. Technically, it’s exactly what you’d expect from Lange. Not that I could afford it, but it actually comes in at a somewhat reasonable price for a timepiece of this caliber. One small complaint though, I don’t like what they did with the number 6 on the dial. It should have been omitted altogether. The subdial overlay cuts out to much of the number. It looks almost like an error.

  • I’m more than impressed by this wonderful timepiece. When I first received this in my inbox I pinned it onto my Pinterest “Time & Space” board. Thanks for sharing both the image and stat’s of this German masterpiece, Charles Rizzuto

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