A. Lange and Sohne are masters of creating pure beauty in their timepieces, and creative design that is breathtaking. Certainly the love of diamonds is clear in this Saxonia Mother-of-Pearl and diamond watch, but it is done so with such elegance and grace, everyone is captivated by how perfect this design is. The 18k white-gold case is featuring the same brushed ribbon on the band that we love, and at 37mm just sits on the wrist like a queen on a throne. The small row of diamonds that lines the bezel provides exquisite chic coupled with the mother-of-pearl dial that is simply flawless. To understand the difficulty of this dial one has to think about finding a uniformly iridescent piece of mother-of-pearl that is also completely flat. If that isn’t difficult enough, then it must be cut into a perfect circle without cracking it, and add another cut of the smaller round subsidiary dial, and then place them together. The complete timepiece is soft and elegant, encased with a automatic movement. So you have from the master of timepieces this spectacular timepiece, diamond-set automatic winding wristwatch for women, with a caliber L086.4 that is very impressive.
Horological brilliance begins with taking chances and doing things that other watch manufacturers have not done. Technical advancement is a critical step and one that A. Lange Sohne has mastered. The double chronograph triple split watch is one example of that mastery. While the name might be a bit confusing to those not familiar with the terminology, the timepiece is a double chronograph because it was built with two 12-hour chronograph mechanisms within one movement. While previous timepieces bearing that same name existed, they were in actuality split-second chronographs that contained one full function complication and a corollary one.
Walter Lange had a passion for watchmaking that love came from his great-grandfather, and the company he built near Glashutte. He grew up watching the manufacturing and learning from his grandfather working on timepieces that bore the family name. Then he watched in horror as the East German government seized the company and ruined what his ancestors had created. Walter fled to the west and held his passion in his heart. In 1989 he returned to rescue the family business, waiting until the Berlin Wall came down. Then in 1994, the first A. Lange & Sohne revival collection was presented. Four watches introduced new movements and showcased technical innovation that proved quality and excellence were back in the brand that his family created. He remained active in the business until his death but had one final wish that he didn’t live to see happen, he wanted to see the company produce an independent jumping seconds complication, a favorite of his, and one that had been in pocket watches back in the 19th century.
Located in Glashütte, A. Lange & Söhne headquarters received a breath of new life in 1994 and opened their first boutique in 2007 in Dresden located a short distance from the brand’s home base. Now celebrating the 10th anniversary they are launching a limited-edition watch in the 1815 collection. Crafted to be identical to the original standard, but designed with a hinged, engraved cover for a caseback.
This special timepiece is limit