1815 watches from A. Lange & Sohne signify the year in which the company founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange was born. Many elements seen in the design of the watch can be traced back to him. The man who established traditional German watch manufacture made history when he launched the A. Lange & Sohne company in 1845. The prestigious brand was enjoyed by watch connoisseurs with the most sophisticated tastes in German manufacture, but when the facilities were demolished in 1945 by a bombing during the Second World War, it was up to Lange’s great grandson to continue with the pioneer’s vision – to create the world’s best watches. Walter Lange relaunched A. Lange & Sohne in 1989 just after the fall of the Berlin wall. Not so many years after that the 1815 watch collection was created – an ode to the company founder with timepieces that embody the same passion and drive as Lange himself.
1815 watches from Lange & Sohne are exceptional masterpieces. These indispensable timekeeping tools when worn look stylish whether combined with an elegant evening ensemble or a smart suit for wearing to important business meetings and such like. The elegantly decorated dial of an 1815 watch promotes simple timekeeping yet bears a selection of pioneering functions like a small seconds dial at 6 o’clock and in some designs, a moonphase display. The chronograph watches feature beautiful sub counters bordered by a tachymeter scale. Some of the top end models from the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 collection are kitted out with perpetual calendars that offer; day of the week, month, a day/night indicator and date ring. With cases crafted from premium materials like gold and platinum, the wearer can be sure to look his best no matter what the occasion.
The beautiful in-house developed movement of an 1815 watch is certainly one of its most desirable features. The intricate arrangement of the movement and all its individual components can be viewed from the back of the case which is equipped with a sapphire crystal glass lens. With anti reflective and scratch resistant properties, the glass showcases some of the movement’s finest hand finished elements. These include the meticulous positioning of the delicate screwed golden chatons and the beautiful blued elements that are first coated with magnetite before being heated to 300 degrees Celsius. Hand engraved floral decoration is applied free-style by the steady hand of a master artisan at A. Lange & Sohne. It demonstrates the depth and calibre of the company’s workmanship skills, as well as the breadth of skill applied to each beautiful timepiece.
The unmistakable dial of an 1815 watch bears the iconic “A. Lange & Sohne” lettering emblazoned onto its surface, along with distinct Arabic numerals, blued steel central hands and a distinct railway track minute scale which borders the periphery of the dial. These timepieces are certainly geared towards the tastes of those gentlemen with a preference for classic, traditional watchmaking.