Introducing The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon, The Final Chapter In the 200th Anniversary Trilogy

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 TOURBILLON

One of the oldest names in the watchmaking industry, A. Lange & Söhne celebrated the 200th birthday year of its founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, with a trilogy of launches. Opening the festivities almost twelve months ago, the 1815 200th Anniversary F. A. Lange perfectly encapsulated the vision of its founder, whom outlined in a letter to the Saxon government in 1843, that he would design watches “with the great and important flawlessness and simplicity that originate from my considerations.”

Wilhelm Schmid, the brand's CEO, presenting the 1815 200th Anniversary F. A. Lange in January,
Wilhelm Schmid, the brand’s CEO, presenting the 1815 200th Anniversary F. A. Lange in January,

The brand honoured those values several months later during Watches & Wonders, when it unveiled the second Anniversary piece, a more affordable version of the first made this time from A. Lange & Söhne’s famous Honey Gold alloy.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Anniversary Of F.A. Lange In Honey Gold Watches & Wonders 2015
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Anniversary Of F.A. Lange in Honey Gold

Limited to 200 pieces each, both watches were remarkably subtle and uncomplicated. But trilogies have to end in a spectacle. And the 1815 Tourbillon made for a grandiose ending. Presented on Monday, in a limited HANDWERKSKUNST edition, it features extraordinary dial and movement decorations.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 TOURBILLON
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon, the third and final chapter of the 200th Anniversary collection.

The 1815 Tourbillon is A. Lange & Söhne’s fifth HANDWERKSKUNST edition. Derived from the German word for “artisanship,” it is a designation the brand reserves for watches who dials and movements are endowed with rare finishing and engraving techniques.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 TOURBILLON,
A close-up of the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon

Behind it’s pretty face lies an extraordinary mechanism – or rather, two in one. Ending the year in style, the brand unveiled a watch that combines two of its most celebrated patents: the ZERO-RESET mechanism, launched in 1997, and the a stop- seconds device for the tourbillon, a 2008 introduction.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 TOURBILLON
A look at the case back of the new special-edition

On the wrist, this 39.5 mm timepiece cuts an impressive figure, with it’s three-dimensional architecture and textured dial. Limited to 30 watches, the special-edition model is available in a pink-gold case.

Photo Credit: Haute Time and A. Lange & Söhne. For more information, please visit the official A. Lange & Söhne website. Follow Haute Time on Instagram to catch all of the new releases as they happen.

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