a lange sohne tourbillon 1815


How do you improve on the exceptional? The watchmakers at the German manufacture have thrown themselves into the challenge with this limited edition whose mechanics are as impressive as its aesthetics.

A. Lange & Söhne has spent the last 25 years defying gravity with its exceptional watches fitted with a tourbillon mechanism, the complication designed by the ingenious Abraham-Louis Breguet over 200 years ago. The German brand are still striving for excellence and in 2016 they unveiled the first model that pairs the tourbillon’s stop-seconds with its Zero-Reset mechanism. The incorporation of these two patented mechanisms meant the 1815 Tourbillon could be set with the ultimate accuracy using the crown and synchronised to a reference watch with ease. This year the model has been given some new assets. The hundred numbered watches in this limited series pair a 39.5mm platinum case with a smooth white enamelled dial that’s the height of purity. There are no fewer than thirty steps required to achieve this unique result. The blue steel hands glide above a classic hour rim. A minute track surrounds the Arabic numerals that stand out for a red 12 that’s engraved and fired separately. The end result is a clean and simple layout that showcases the look of the regulator mechanism and its small seconds at 6.

a lange sohne tourbillon 1815 closeup tourbillonThe L102.1 calibre is incorporated into the case and its decorations are unveiled through the sapphire caseback. Its manual-wind movement provides a comfortable 72-hour power reserve.

a lange sohne tourbillon 1815 closeup casebackThis sophisticated luxury watch comes with a black alligator leather strap and platinum deployment clasp.

Price: 198,000 EUR

By Dan Diaconu