A. LANGE SÖHNE – 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst

To end the year on a high, German brand A. Lange & Söhne has unveiled a new watchmaking masterpiece to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of its founder, Ferdinand A. Lange (1815-1875). The mechanical marvel in a 39.5mm rose gold case has been named 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst and its manual wind L.102.1 movement fuels a 72-hour power reserve and two patented mechanisms: the zero-reset (1997) and stop-seconds for the tourbillon (2008). The rhodium-plated gold dial has been intricately hand-engraved using the so-called “tremblage” technique which creates a slightly grained surface. The glittering grey dial bears two spear-shape rose gold hands which burst from the centre to track the Arabic hour numerals and gold minute track. The small seconds counter around the tourbillon cage at 6 o’ clock features the same design. Price upon request. Sharmila Bertin