The new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon may look simple but it's actually a complex work of art

The new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon may look simple but it's actually a complex work of art

New limited edition

Text: Gwen Ong

The latest 1815 Tourbillon is a juxtaposition of complexity and simplicity in its look and design


Tourbillons are traditionally used as a measurement of the accuracy of a watch in various positions. In 2014, A. Lange & Söhne introduces its 1815 Tourbillon with a new system that combines the stop-seconds mechanism for the tourbillon with a patented zero-reset mechanism. So when you pull the crown out, the movement resets the seconds hand to zero and stops the tourbillon—you can then easily restart the coordination with another time. Super cool!

Now the German watchmaker's latest upgrade is a work of juxtaposition – it is still handcrafted with complexity in the tourbillon but dressed up with blue steel hands and a white enamel dial for a classy look. It may look simple but the creation is anything but, for the smooth enamel dial work demands precision and care where even one small particle of dust would render it unusable.

The 39.5mm case is introduced in platinum and with the enamel finish, it now stands at 11.3mm thick with an additional 0.2mm in height. The markings on the dial are printed in enamel paint while the lettering, black numerals and also the red '12' are imprinted separately. A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon has a 72-hour power reserve and uses the L102.1 hand-wound movement, which is noticeable through the caseback. Flip forward and you'll also get an exquisite insight of the handcrafted silver plates with beautiful decorative finishing.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Enamel Dial is limited to 100 timepieces only and will go on sale this September 2018. Priced at €198,000 (approximately RM927,000). 

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