With the limited 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne honors the founder of Germany’s precision watchmaking industry in Glashütte: Ferdinand Arnold Lange. This exclusive watch comes in a beautiful honey gold case. The color is closer to yellow than red gold and provides a warm shine.
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” is a beautiful example for a modern wristwatch with an individual touch. It’s a typical dress watch that comes in a modern 40 mm case. The design of the watch is shaped by traditional features. The solid-silver dial with the recessed central segment and the small seconds at 6 o’clock borrows its iconic design from Lange’s legendary pocket watches and endows the 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” with exceptional depth. With the Arabic numerals and the railway-track minute scale, this timepiece is a worthy ambassador of Lange’s watchmaking heritage. The golden hands contrast very well against the matte dial, so the legibility is really pretty good.
The 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” is powered by the in-house manufacture calibre L051.1 which is made of 188 parts and 23 jewels and visible through the sapphire crystal case back. And it’s definitely worth a look because even though this is one of the more simple movements by A. Lange & Söhne, it gets the same decorative treatment and attention to detail as the more complicated ones.
The calibre provides a power reserve of approximately 55 hours when fully wound and features hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds and a stop-seconds mechanism. The L051.1 operates at 21.600 beats per hour (or 3 Hz).
The engravings 001/200 bis 200/200 point out the number of the watch in the limited edition.
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” watch comes with a matching brown alligator strap. Overall this is a conservative but very nice timepiece from Germany.