SIHH 2014 – The A. Lange & Söhne novelties

A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar “Terraluna”

Once again the Saxon manufacturer is pampering its collectors and surprising its admirers. This presentation and photo-shoot was really a highlight today.

Let us start right away…

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold

Each detail of its timeless design and each of the 188 parts of its manufacture movement derives its aesthetic appeal from the combination of functional integrity and immaculate craftsmanship. Noble understatement permeates the finesse of the watch, which is available in yellow, pink and white gold. Its 38.5-millimeter case diameter addresses the preference of many watch connoisseurs. The larger version with a diameter of 40 millimeters is also still available. With its two-tier design and the subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock, the solid-silver dial is reminiscent of Lange’s historic pocket watches. This look is emphasized by a gently contoured bezel and the slender lugs. A railway-track minute scale, black Arabic numerals and blued-steel hands accentuate the classic appearance of the watch and enhance the legibility of its argenté-coloured face. With a power reserve of 55 hours and its lavishly hand-decorated movement parts, the manually wound calibre L051.1 epitomises Lange’s acclaimed watchmaking artistry. Many traditional Lange hallmarks are visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback: the three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, a hand-engraved balance cock, a screw balance, a whiplash spring, screwed gold chatons, and thermally blued screws are manifestations of haute horlogerie at its very finest.

 

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold

The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 in pink gold

 

6 Comments

  • I applaud for the stunning terraluna. The problem of not being able to afford it is the only one I really see. Well done!

  • Why did they write, the first time, in english instead of german on the dial at the A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar “Terraluna” ?
    Regards
    Alex

  • Wonderful watches as expected from Lange, however I have an issue with comments like these:

    “Unprecedented rate stability is assured by the one-minute tourbillon.”

    and the resulting paragraph.

    I do not have a problem with us appreciating the tourbillon for what it is – a great work of art and mechanical perfection. However for a long time now it has been known the tourbillon doesn’t add anything to watch accuracy – watches nowadays are worn horizontally, not vertically. Also, Breguet assumptions on the gravitational pull might have had less to do with gravity, and more with faulty balance springs used in watches at that time.

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