Today we are not only introducing a new watch model, but also a watch manufacturer from Dresden, Germany, which seems to have somehow escaped us (till now): Lang & Heyne. The manufacturer feels connected to Saxony watchmaking and history, which is why every Lang & Heyne watch model bears the name of an important Saxon monarch.
With the Anton, Lang & Heyne presents its first tourbillon. As the manufacturer’s second square model, the Anton is now, so to speak, the brother of the Georg model with the spectacular bar movement, which was introduced very successfully in 2017. The proportions of the rectangular case with the large seconds cut-out almost demand that the dial be opened to reveal the delicate tourbillon. The beautiful Grand Feu enamel dial is completed by stylish Art Decó numerals featuring blue accents.
The elegant case measures 40 x 32 mm at a height of 9.4 mm and is water-resistant to 3 bar. Lang & Heyne offers the Anton in a rose gold or a platinum case.
As we all know, the tourbillon has been a symbol of watchmaking excellence for more than 200 years now. the interpretation by the Saxon Watchmaking School in the first half of the 20th century with a “flying” bogie, i.e. a bogie mounted on one side, brought this mechanism to real maturity. The Lang & Heyne tourbillon also follows this tradition. Its elegantly executed cage and its lightness reduce the additional energy requirement and at the same time the shock sensitivity of the mechanism to a minimum.
The tourbillon is part of the new caliber IX. In addition to the tourbillon, this hand-wound mechanical movement offers hours and minutes as well as seconds via a lyre hand. The calibre provides a power reserve of 55 hours. It operates at a frequency of 18,000 vibrations per hour (or 2.5 Hz).
Lang & Heyne equipped the Anton Platinum with a dark blue alligator leather strap (with shark inner leather!), the rose gold version with a brown strap.