A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

 

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon HandwerkskunstSpecial Limited Edition of 30 Pieces Crowns Anniversary Year
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst
The 1815 Tourbillon is the first Lange watch that combines a stop-seconds device for the tourbillon and the Zero-Reset mechanism.

At the close of the anniversary year that commemorates the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, this paragon of precision timekeeping is being presented in a limited Handwerkskunst edition featuring extraordinary dial and movement decorations.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst
Handwerkskunst, the German word for “artisanship”, is an attribute of distinction that A. Lange & Söhne has been using since 2011 to identify special limited-edition watches whose dials and movements are endowed with rare finissage and engraving techniques.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst
The main difference versus the model presented in 2014 is the dial. It is made of black-rhodiumed rose gold and decorated with tremblage engraving. The engraver who uses this technique sculpts the material with a specially crafted lining burin to achieve a uniform, fine granular structure. The relief elements on the dial, including the prominent arced brand logo and the numerals, are later polished to a mirror gloss and contrast prominently against the dark background. An aperture in the dial reveals the large one-minute tourbillon. The tourbillon bridge and the upper part of the cage are black-polished: this is one of the most elaborate and time-consuming finissage techniques.

Technical Specifications: Ref. 730.048F
The case, in 18kt rose gold, measures 39.5mm x 11.1mm. It has double sapphire crystals and it is water resistant to 30 meters.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst
Movement is the German hand-wind Lange in-house caliber L102.1, with 21 jewels, includiong one diamond endstone and 5 screwed gold chatons, 21,600 vph and a power reserve of 72 hours. It is decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted to five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; three-quarter plate with granular surface and hand-engraved inscriptions; seconds bridge engraved by hand.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon HandwerkskunstIt features a lever escapement, a shock-resistant screw balance, and a balance spring manufactured in-house. Functions are: hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds; one-minute tourbillon with patented stop seconds and patented Zero-Reset mechanism.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

The dial is rose gold, black rhodiumed; with tremblage engraving. Hours and minutes hands in rose gold; seconds in blued steel.
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

 

It comes on a reddish-brown hand-stitched alligator leather strap with an 18kt rose gold deployant.

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