A. Lange & Söhne presented new models "Homage to FA Lange"
The year 1845 was marked by the birth of the watch industry in German Saxony, when Ferdinand Adolf Lange opened his watch workshop in Glashütte. Saxon watchmakers celebrate the anniversary of this event in different ways, but today we are most interested in what A. Lange & Söhne, the common grandfather of Saxon watch brands, does. In honor of the 175th anniversary of the founding of the Lange workshop, the brand has presented three new limited edition models in cases made of the rarely used alloy - honey gold.
The addition of the Homage to FA Lange collection was presented at the Watches & Wanders Shanghai exhibition. From the simplest movement to the most complex, their names are as follows: 1815 Thin Honeygold, 1815 Rattrapante Honeygold and 1815 Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold. The case of the first model, limited to 175 pieces, measures 38 mm in diameter and is only 6,3 mm thick. The gold case is set off by the white enamel dial with dark gray Arabic numerals and the classic “rail” minute scale.
Honey gold - the composition of which the A. Lange & Söhne brand has kept secret - is harder and more scratch resistant than other 18K gold alloys, and has a recognizable warm glow on the surface. Inside the case is the hand-wound in-house caliber L093.1 with a 72-hour power reserve. As with other movements in the updated “Homage to FA Lange” line, the classic Glashütte ribbed pattern has been replaced with a decorative grainy texture, which is characteristic of the historic Lange pocket watches, and an engraved floral pattern has been added to the balance bar.
The 1815 Rattrapante Honeygold, limited to 100 pieces, measures 41,2 mm in diameter and represents the first combination of a honey gold case with a black sterling silver dial. Its superimposed split-second chronograph hands - the first in gold-plated, the second in rhodium-plated steel - can be started simultaneously by pressing the button at 2 o'clock and stopped independently by pressing the button at 10 o'clock. ". When you press the "ten o'clock" button again, the hands are synchronized again - the ratttrapant hand catches up with the usual one. The split chronograph is one of the most demanding watchmaking complications, and the brand has perfectly embodied it in the in-house hand-wound L101.2 caliber with a 58-hour power reserve. The movement has the same decorations as other new items.
The 1815 Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold model, limited to only 50 pieces, strives to the pinnacle of watch complications - it has five complications at once: a tourbillon, a chronograph, a split chronograph, a perpetual calendar and a fuse chain transmission. The watch combines a black rhodium-plated honey-gold dial with a 43 mm case made of the same material. The indices and dial scales rise above its surface by 0,15 mm, creating a 3D effect, and the arrangement of the indicators with a “four-leaf clover” refers to the classic Lange pocket watch. The ultra-sophisticated caliber L133.1 consists of 684 parts and can be seen through the sapphire crystal caseback.
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