Lange & Söhne debuts limited edition 1815 Tourbillon Timepiece.
Only 100 limited edition platinum versions of their 1815 Tourbillon timepieces have been created by Germany luxuxry watch brand A. Lange & Söhne. Baroque Access finds out about these exceptional watches.
The 1815 Tourbillon, released in 2014, is a precision timekeeping instrument with a complicated tourbillon with stop seconds and Zero-Reset mechanisms that allow the timepiece to be stopped, set and restarted with extreme one-second accuracy. German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne has just released a platinum edition of the 1815 Tourbillon timepiece in a limited edition of just 100 pieces. Each features a white enamel dial that blends traditional craftsmanship with modern micro-mechanics.
The new limited edition model is quite spectacular and perfectly captures the brand’s minimalist aesthetic. It boasts a 39.5mm platinum case that is 11.3mm thick, individually numbered with a clean, simple dial offset by the aperture at 6 o’ clock that reveals the one-minute tourbillon that is suspended underneath a black polished bridge. Also visible is the calibre L102.1, which is seen through the sapphire crystal case back.
The intricate filigreed complication of the original 1815 Tourbillon has been refined with the addition of two patented mechanisms. The Zero-Rest mechanism, which was first introduced by the brand in 1997, interacts with the timepiece’s stop-seconds mechanism – this enables the tourbillon to assure one second accuracy when the user stops and sets the mechanism.
The tourbillon is a signature of the German brand. A. Lange & Söhne was originally founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange, but was expropriated after the Second World War by the Soviet Union. The brand was later revived by the founder’s great-grandson, Walter Lange, in 1990. It became famous for patenting the groundbreaking combination of a one-minute tourbillon with a fusée-and-chain transmission in the Tourbillon ‘Pour le Mérite’ timepiece, another limited edition watch of which only 200 models were made.
The brand has continued to refine its tourbillon creations in several models, culminating in the 1815 Tourbillon that was introduced in 2014 with the new tourbillon system mentioned above.
Meticulous attention to detail is another signature of the brand, and there are a number of tiny details that set this particular timepiece apart. Take a look at the use of red for the 12 marker, which had to be separately applied to the dial and the way that the railway minutes scale is perfectly rendered to give you an idea. The watch boasts a hand-wound movement, has a power reserve of 72 hours and offers hours, minutes and seconds.
These elegant timepieces all feature a black alligator strap with a platinum clasp and are priced at $197,200.
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