With the limited A. Lange & Söhne 1815 '200th Anniversary F. A. Lange', A. Lange & Söhne salutes the Ferdinand Adolph Lange the founder of Saxon precision watchmaking who was born 200 years ago. The exclusive anniversary edition is available in platinum and honey gold and is limited to 200 watches each. The design of the 1815 '200th Anniversary F. A. Lange' is characterized by the traditional style elements of the manufacture. With a solid blackened-silver dial with recessed central segment, Arabic numerals and the railway-track minute scale, the watch is an exclusive ambassador of Lange’s watchmaking heritage.
The new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 '200th Anniversary F. A. Lange' Limited Edition ref. 236.049 is fitted with a black solid-silver dial that emphasizes the sleek elegance of this timepiece. With its three levels and the subsidiary seconds at six o’clock, the dial is reminiscent of the legendary pocket watches crafted by F. A. Lange. A simple time only watch that is elegant and remarkably well finished.
The Case & Strap
Fitted with a 40 mm platinum case as ref. 236.049 or in an 18K honey gold case with silver dial under ref. 236.050, the new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 '200th Anniversary F.A. Lange' limited edition is the type of watch where less is more. The case with alternating satin-brushed and mirror polished finishes is perfectly finished and quite thin at 8.8 mm in thickness. The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 '200th Anniversary F.A. Lange' limited edition is equipped with very supple and nicely finished black alligator strap with matching Lange pin buckle. For the 18K honey gold reference the strap is light brown for a perfect match. The serial number engravings on the case back from 001/200 and 200/200 identify each watch as a proud exemplar of the anniversary edition.
The 1815 '200th Anniversary F. A. Lange' limited edition is endowed with many features of A. Lange & Söhne pocket watches, including the large three-quarter plate in the manual wound wound calibre Lange L051.1 powering it. Beneath the hand-engraved balance cock, the balance beats at a frequency of 21,600 vph. Interacting with the pallet lever and the bilaterally polished escape wheel, it controls the steady beat of this manually wound movement, which has a power reserve of 55 hours when fully wound.
On the Wrist & Pricing
On the wrist, the watch wears true to its size and extremely comfortably granted that you have a wrist size anywhere between 6.5 and 7.25" in circumference. If you are a Lange lover or just a mere watchlifestyler that appreciates the best of the best horological creations, the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual, is a must have in any collection. While we've been huge fans of this watch since its release almost ten years ago, we feel that this new metal/dial combination in 18K white gold and gray dial, just made it even better.
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