This year marks the 200th Birthday of A Lange & Sohne founder, Ferdinand Adolf Lange. A Lange & Sohne participated for the third year in a row at the Watches in Wonders Show in Hong Kong, where they celebrated this historic milestone. At the show, four new pieces were unveiled. Amongst the four, one piece that really stood out was the NEW 1815 Chronograph Boutique edition in 18k white gold.
The case is 39.5mm x 11mm and constructed out of 18k white gold.. It has double sapphire crystals. The movement is the German manual-wind Lange in-house caliber L951.5 with 34 jewels, 18,000 vph and a power reserve of 60 hours. It is a column-wheel chronograph and has four screwed gold chatons and a lever escapement. Shock-resistant balance wheel with eccentric poising weights; balance spring manufactured in-house, precision beat-adjustment system with lateral set screw and whiplash spring.It is decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted to five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand.
Functions include: hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; flyback chronograph with precisely jumping minute counter; a pulsometer scale.
The dial is solid silver, argenté with hour and minute hands in rhodiumed gold; seconds, chronometer sweep seconds and minute counter in blued steel. In addition to deep-blue printed dial elements, it features a pulsometer scale at its periphery. It is used for heart-rate measurements. This is done by stopping the time while counting 30 heartbeats. Then, on the pulsometer scale, the chronograph sweep-seconds hand provides a direct reading of the number of beats per minute. The watch is fitted on a dark blue hand-stitched alligator leather strap with an 18kt white gold prong buckle.
This new timepiece will be exclusively available at the sixteen A Lange & Sohne Boutiques worldwide.I am a huge fan of this watch! It exudes the most important qualities and finishes of A Lange & Sohne watch with sophistication, style and class.