To commemorate its 175th anniversary, A. Lange & Söhne introduces a new limited edition model in the 1815 watch family
At this year’s Watches & Wonders event in Shanghai, A. Lange & Söhne celebrates the establishment of Saxon precision watchmaking 175 years ago with three extraordinary models in the 1815 watch family inscribed with the epithet “Homage to F. A. Lange.” Among these three new models of the brand‘s latest release, a particular standout is the 1815 Thin Honeygold.
The new 1815 Thin Honeygold is two-hand watch presented as a limited edition of 175 pieces. It features a white enamel dial and special movement finissage. On top of that, it also comes with a case in honey gold – an alloy developed exclusively for and used only by A. Lange & Söhne – with an elegantly simple design, as the case is merely 6.3mm thick, with a diameter of 38mm.
Moving to the front, as we can see, the brilliant white and the two-part enamel dial stands out prominently in this exclusive framework. Aside to that, the dark-grey printed Arabic numerals as well as the classic railway-track minute scale contrast well against the bright background.
Beneath the dial, this sublime creation is driven by the L093.1 manufacture caliber, which is a modern interpretation of Lange’s product philosophy. This manually assembled 167-part movement also pays tribute to the style introduced by Ferdinand Adolph Lange.
The 1815 Thin Honeygold also sports invisible quality hallmarks, including the two-fold assembly of the movement which guarantees technical and visual perfection, completed with the freehand engraving on the balance cock, which is the signature element of all Lange manufacture calibres.
If anything, the 1815 watch family – which bears the birth year of Ferdinand Adolph Lange – is inspired by tradition and therefore primarily stands for the classic side of A. Lange & Söhne. It represent a unique connection between traditional watchmaking elements and innovative craftsmanship in processing techniques, thereby building a bridge from the origins of Lange watchmaking to the present.
On that note, in the case of this new 1815 Thin Honeygold, the family’s design transports the spirit of the pocket watches of yesteryear to the mechanical wristwatches of today. To top it off, with its numerous traditional hallmarks, the 1815 Thin Honeygold “Homage to F. A. Lange” unites two features that also characterise Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s designs and developments: perfection and clarity.