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Introducing The A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual And 1815 Thin Honeygold Limited Editions

Introducing The A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual And 1815 Thin Honeygold Limited Editions

Snappy Take

Today, German horological force to be reckoned with A. Lange & Söhne is declaring the arrival of a threesome of watches in an assortment commending brand founder Ferdinand Adolph Lange. Remembered for that assortment – and the focus of this presentation – are the Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold and the 1815 Thin Honeygold. Truth be told: Both watches are cased in the brand’s novel gold composite for the most part saved for unique events and restricted versions (or, for this situation, both). One is a perpetual schedule chronograph with a rattrapante function, and the other an exemplary time-just – sans seconds hand – dress watch. These pieces, and the assortment everywhere, have a place with the 1815 family, which is a reference to F.A. Lange’s introduction to the world year. The watches were disclosed at the Watches & Wonders presentation in Shanghai that runs from Sept. 9 to 13. 

Introductory Thoughts

Honeygold is an exclusive material uniquely made by A. Lange & Söhne in-house. It was first utilized in 2010 for the three watches of the “165 Years – Homage to F. A. Lange” commemoration release (one of which can be seen in Kevin Rose’s assortment in his scene of Talking Watches ). In all, lone eight restricted releases cased in this composite have at any point been dispatched. For this dispatch, both of these watches are fitted in the unique 18k gold cases. Strangely, the specific amalgam compound used to make this uncommon gold isn’t known; what is known is that the metal is harder and more scratch-safe than other gold composites with a fineness of 18k.

1815 Thin Honeygold

The 1815 Thin Honeygold praises the 175th commemoration of German (specifically Saxon) accuracy watchmaking. It is probably as exemplary and refined a dress surprisingly. It ticks that one general defining normal for being a period just watch, without that annoying seconds hand. Also, the watch is physically wound. From a plan viewpoint, it follows exemplary pocket watches. At 38mm in breadth, it sits in without a doubt the sweet spot of measuring by and large, particularly as a cutting edge dress piece. Further supporting its grim adherence to the formal method of getting things done, the watch is a razor-thin 6.3mm. I challenge you to find a shirt cuff that doesn’t fit under. The dial is done in a white, two-section polish plan with dim printed Arabic numerals and a  railway-track minute scale. Inside the watch beats the L093.1 manufacture type with the freely wavering Lange balance spring working in combination with an exemplary screw balance for improved accuracy. 

Of course if you’re a Lange fan, the first thing you’ll think of is the Saxonia Thin 37mm. The two watches utilize different renditions of a similar development, which is the Lange type L093.1. In the Saxonia Thin, notwithstanding, the development is improved with Glashütte stripes, while in the 1815 it has a grained finish like the plated finish found on vintage Lange pocket watches. The two watches also have different dials – the most prominent difference is the utilization of stick markers in the Saxonia Thin, versus Arabics in the 1815 Thin Honeygold.

Tourbograph Perpetual Honeygold

The Tourbograph Perpetual was first delivered in 2017, yet this is the first occasion when it is being delivered in the Honeygold combination. It isn’t only the case which is made of Honeygold, all things considered. The dial is also made of the exclusive material. This dial is very complex, requiring five separate pieces just to make it. Everything from the fundamental dial surface, to the subdial registers, to the flange is made of individual portions that are then united to make the dial on the loose. Each dial requires two individuals to complete it. 

The watch houses five complications: a fusée-and-chain transmission with a tourbillon, a chronograph, a rattrapante function, and a perpetual schedule. Lodging those complications requires a case size and stature that is a fair arrangement bigger and thicker than its 1815 Thin partner (notice the word thin is no place to be seen, nor should it be with respect to the Tourbograph Perpetual). The watch comes in at 43mm in distance across with a case stature of 16.6mm. Like the 1815 Thin, this watch utilizes the utilization of Arabic numerals on the dial with an external railroad track scale. 

One of the most intriguing parts of this piece is the chronograph’s rattrapante functionality, constrained by two section wheels. Basically, this is delineated by a compass hand that runs couple with the chronograph hand. It very well may be halted autonomously by connecting with the pusher at 10 o’clock. When the pusher is enacted once more, it makes up for lost time quickly with the chronograph hand, and the two hands keep on running simultaneously. This considers a limitless number of lap times to be taken within the greatest stop season of 30 minutes. Fortunately, there is a presentation caseback through which this whole interaction can be viewed. 

Closing Thoughts

It is one thing to flaunt, and something else altogether to show what you are prepared to do. With these two restricted version delivers, A. Lange & Söhne is firmly in the last camp. On one hand, we have a held and fully fit two-hand dress watch, and on the other, we have high watchmaking on full presentation. The 1815 Thin Honeygold is restricted to 175 pieces – a gesture to the commemoration – and the Tourbograph Perpetual is restricted to 50 pieces.

The Basics

Brand: A. Lange & Söhne
Model: Tourbograph Perpetual and 1815 Thin
Reference Number: 706.050FE (Tourbograph Perpetual), 239.050 (1815 Thin)

Diameter: 43mm (Tourbograph Perpetual), 38mm (1815 Thin)
Thickness: 16.6mm(Tourbograph Perpetual), 6.3mm (1815 Thin)
Case Material: 18k Honeygold
Dial Color: 18k Honeygold, dark rhodiumed, with relief-engraved numerals and scales (Tourbograph Perpetual); copper, white plated (1815 Thin)
Indexes: Arabic numerals
Lume: No
Strap/Bracelet: Leather Strap

The Movement

Caliber: L133.1 (Tourbograph Perpetual), L093.1 (1815 Thin)
Functions: Time show in hours and minutes; tourbillon; chronograph with rattrapante function; perpetual schedule with date, day, month, jump year; moon-stage show (Tourbograph Perpetual). Hours and minutes (1815 Thin)
Diameter: 32mm (Tourbograph Perpetual), 28mm (1815 Thin)
Thickness: 10.9mm (Tourbograph Perpetual), 2.9mm (1815 Thin)
Power Reserve: 36 hours (Tourbograph Perpetual), 72 hours (1815 Thin)
Winding: Manual
Frequency: 21,600 semi-motions each hour
Jewels: 52 (Tourbograph Perpetual), 21 (1815 Thin)
Chronometer Certified: No

Estimating & Availability

Price: $34,400 (1815 Thin), Price Upon Request for the Tourbograph Perpetual
Availability: Immediately
Limited Edition: Yes, 50 pieces (Tourbograph Perpetual) and 175 pieces (1815 Thin)

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