A. Lange & Sohne introduces a special edition of its 1815 Tourbillion
By : | July 31, 2018

The new special variation of the 1815 TOURBILLON melds traditional craftsmanship with modern micromechanics and is limited to 100 pieces only.

The heritage brand A. Lange & Sohne crafts only a few thousand wristwatches in gold or platinum per year. They are endowed exclusively with proprietary movements that are lavishly decorated and assembled by hand. Four years ago, in the 1815 Tourbillon, A. Lange & Söhne first combined the stop-seconds mechanism for the tourbillon with the Zero-Reset time-setting feature. Together, the patented mechanisms allowed the watch to be stopped and then set with one-second accuracy. Now, this precision timekeeping instrument has been introduced in an edition limited to 100 pieces with a white enamel dial.

 
The white enamel dial is a case study of understatement. But the large aperture at 6 o’clock alone provides a modest impression of its complexity: it reveals the one-minute tourbillon, suspended beneath a black polished bridge, in action. The mechanical precision of the lavishly finished manufacture calibre L102.1 can be admired through the sapphire-crystal caseback. The exquisite movement decoration is crowned by a diamond end stone in a screwed gold chaton on the fourth-wheel bridge, which is adorned with a freehand engraving. This 1815 Tourbillon is equipped with a black hand-stitched alligator leather strap secured with a solid-platinum deployant buckle.

The 39.5-millimetre platinum cases are consecutively numbered from 001/100 to 100/100.