While the tourbillon has always been an amazing timepiece because of the ability to keep time with the utmost precision, it also had one drawback because of its construction, it is impossible to be precisely set to the second. Now with the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Watch it is manufactured with the first twin guarantors for precision setting. When the crown of the timepiece is pulled, the balance inside the cage immediately stops and the seconds hand moves to the zero position, allowing perfect synchronization with the time.
This magnificent timepiece is available in pink gold, and platinum, limited editions of both, with a case that is constructed at 39.5 mm in diameter and 11.1 mm high. The Arabic numeral hour markers are very distinct with their blued-steel hands sitting on the dial. The movement designers at the brand worked to provide the direct braking of the balance inside the cage, allowing for the reset feature. As the crown is pulled the complex lever mechanism presses a movable V-shaped spring onto the balance wheel to make the instant stop occur.
The extremely large tourbillon, one of the largest diameter that A. Lange & Sohne produces is 13.2 mm wide. The movement is displayed in grand fashion along with the ability to see through the case to the other side. This timepiece, with these two interesting features, never before existed together, the stop seconds feature, and the zero-reset complication, a partnering that provides you with optimal control of your watch. The stop mechanism along with the zero-reset system are both patented by the brand.
The movement contains over 262 parts, a power reserve of 72 hours and operates at 21,600 bph. The exquisite design of the timepiece fits perfectly with the high end brand and adding a diamond or other gemstone to the tourbillon makes it efficient and beautiful. The pink gold is finished with a brown crocodile strap, while the platinum timepiece is completed with a black crocodile strap. Both are introduced as a tribute to the 165th anniversary and recognize the contributions of the founder Ferdinand Adolph, F.A..
The A. Lange & Sohne brand was born in Glashutte and has never disappointed in design or quality. The latest the brand has developed is the new honey gold color, an invention that is a novel gold alloy and presents a light brass look. A resemblance to the patina, the German silver look, is quite beautiful and is proprietary to the brand for now. So if you are looking for something unique with the utmost in precision, you have found it.
Last is my favorite watch in the 165 Years - Homage to F.A. Lange Collection. It is an 1815 Moonphase watch in (of course) honey gold with a beautiful guilloche engraved dial. The Symmetry and balance on this watch are outstanding given the features and items on the dial - truly a magnificent piece. It is no secret that I love A. Lange & Sohne timepieces, but some of them hit me in an emotional way more than others. This is one of them. At 37.4mm wide, the watch case could be a hair bigger for my tastes, though it does wear nicely. Inside the 1815 Moonphase is Lange L943.2 manually would movement that features a moonphase indicator, time on the main dial, and subsidiary seconds hand. Again, the dial is in solid gold, with blued steel hands. This one is limited to 265 pieces. As ice reminder of these above three watch lines, the 165 Years - Homage to F.A. Lange Collection watches are going to be a collectors favorite. Use of the decoration on the dial matched with the new type of gold tone is a nice play on the limited edition. They should be out now, priced... high.