|Case Material||White gold|
|Location||United States, New York, New York City|
|Case Material||White gold|
|Case Diameter||40 mm|
1815 - A TIMEPIECE OF UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE.
Like no other timepiece, the 1815 by A. Lange & Söhne has its roots in a turbulent chapter of history. Its name refers to the birth year of the founder of the German precision watchmaking industry in Glashütte: Ferdinand A. Lange.
The 1815 timepiece reflects the cultured character of Ferdinand A. Lange. It is richly endowed with intrinsic values but presents itself as a model of gracious mod-esty. Even the precious gold or platinum cases are un-pretentious. The 1815 only reveals its true treasure, the consummately finished movement, at a glance through
the sapphire-crystal caseback.
A TIMEPIECE OF UNDERSTATED ELEGANCE.
The precious-metal cases are just as unpretentious, underscoring the personality of the 1815 in different ways according to the materials used: the dignified lucidity of white gold – radiates pure understatement.
THE APEX OF WATCHMAKING ARTISTRY.
The bezel of every 1815 is meticulously polished. Conversely, it is satin-finished in the platinum, white-gold, and yellow-gold versions. The shape of the strap horns brazed to the caseband is characteristic of Lange. The small ridge on the outside facing the case catches the light. Another fascinating detail: the solid-gold crown with the sculpted Lange signature.
ATTENTION TO DETAIL.
The solid-silver dial is inspired by the style elements of the legendary Lange pocket watches. Encircling the classic Arabic hour numerals, the precise railway-track minute scale enables the position of the minute hand to be accurately determined at all times. As was common-place in a hunting-cased pocket watch, the subsidiary seconds dial is positioned at a 90° angle to the winding crown. It fits into the harmoniously balanced face without infringing on the minute scale.
DECORATION IN PERFECTION.
A glance through the sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the rich inner life of the 1815. Its newly developed manufacture movement displays all of the characteristic quality hallmarks of Saxon watchmaking artistry. The three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver is an instantly recognizable Lange signature element. It showcases five screwed gold chatons that with their blued screws and ruby-red bearing jewels create a noble visual contrast against the backdrop of the regular Glashütte ribbing.
Located immediately adjacent to the three-quarter plate, the hand-engraved balance cock is decorated by a Lange master using free-hand techniques that make each 1815 a genuine, one-of-a-kind treasure. According to Lange tradition, this component carries a whiplash spring that in the calibre L051.1 movement is precisely concentric with the balance-cock mounting screw.
Carried by the balance cock, the classic screw balance beats with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour; it is adjusted in five positions. Interacting with the pallet lever and the bilaterally polished escape wheel, it governs the rate of the manually wound movement. When fully wound, it has a power reserve of 55 hours. The stop-seconds mechanism makes it possible for the owner to accurately set the time.
THE INTRINSIC VALUES OF THE 1815.
Overall, the movement consists of 188 individual parts. As is typical of Lange’s pursuit of perfection, each one is decorated with a specific finissage technique, even if it is hidden in the depths of the calibre.
Reference No. 233.026
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