A. Lange & Sohne – 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange”
A. Lange & Söhne celebrates the 200th anniversary of the introduction of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the founder of Saxon accuracy watchmaking, with a restricted release watch of the 1815 assortment.
The 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” has a 40 mm x 8.8 mm platinum case with a black strong silver dial of great elegance.
With its three levels, the subsidiary seconds at 6 o’clock, Arabic numerals and the railway-track minute scale the dial is straightforwardly roused to the pocket watches crafted by Ferdinand Adolph Lange.
The L051.1 manufacture caliber, noticeable through the sapphire-crystal caseback, is an unadulterated example of the Saxon watchmaking abilities: apart from the threequarter plate made of untreated German silver, key hallmarks incorporate the hand-engraved balance chicken, the classic screw balance, the whiplash spring, the gold chatons that protected the bearing gems, and the thermally blued screws. The development beats at 21,600 vibrations each hour with a force hold of 55 hours.
Ferdinand A. Lange presented the final form of the unmistakable three-quarter plate in 1864, an answer that added to the stability of Lange’s developments and defined the style of Saxon watchmaking.
The serial number engravings looking into the issue from 001/200 to 200/200 identify each watch as an anniversary version.
The 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” (ref.236.049) is a 200-piece restricted release with a retail cost of Euro 31,500/US$33,500. To find out about the life of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, look at the video beneath. alange-soehne.com