A. Lange & Söhne New 1815 Classic Three-Hand Watch

With its graceful sleekness, the new 1815 time-only watch by A. Lange & Söhne reflects the horological principles of company founder Ferdinand Adolph Lange. This new hand-wound mechanical timepiece presents itself as a visibly enlarged new edition of what was the fifth Lange model of the new era when it had its debut in 1995.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Classic Three Hands Pink gold watch

The new 1815 watch unites the finest virtues of Lange watchmaking artistry. With a case enlarged to 40 millimetres and a new movement that fills it amply with a diameter of 30.6 millimetres, it fully complies with Lange’s commitment to “state-of-the-art tradition”. The engineers and product designers succeeded in preserving the balanced proportions of the timeless original in its larger sibling.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Classic Three Hands Yellow gold watch
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Yellow gold, Reference 233.021

With a railway-track minute scale, Arabic numerals, and small seconds at 6 o’clock, the new 1815 inherits the style features of classic Lange pocket watches and transposes them to the wristwatch format in a contemporary manner.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Classic Three Hands White gold watch
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 White gold, Reference 233.026

With its 188 lavishly hand-decorated parts, the newly designed calibre L051.1 movement represents the very quintessence of Lange watchmaking artistry: three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, hand-engraved balance cock, whiplash precision index adjuster, screwed gold chatons, thermally blued screws.

Inside the movement, a large glucydur screw balance beats with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour. When fully wound, the watch has a power reserve of 55 hours.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Classic Three Hands Pink gold watch
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Pink Gold, Reference 233.032

The case and the prong buckle of the new 1815 are made of 18-carat yellow gold, white gold, or pink gold. Its argenté dial is solid silver. Black numerals and the blued-steel lancet hands that are characteristic Lange hallmarks assure excellent legibility.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Classic Three Hands Platinum watch
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Platinum, Reference 233.025

In a limited edition of 500 pieces, the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 watch is also available with a platinum case featuring a rhodié dial and rhodiumed-gold hands.

Technical details

Model: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Classic Three Hands

Versions
Reference 233.032: Pink gold version with solid silver argenté dial and crocodile strap.
Reference 233.026: White gold version with solid silver argenté dial and crocodile strap.
Reference 233.025: Platinum version with solid silver rhodié dial and crocodile strap, limited edition of 500 timepieces.
Reference 233.021: Yellow gold version with solid silver argenté dial and crocodile strap.

Movement
Lange manufacture calibre L051.1
Manually wound movement, crafted to the highest Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand
Precision-adjusted in five positions
Three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
No. of movement parts: 188
Movement size: 30.6 x 4.6 millimetres
Jewels: 21
Screwed gold chatons: 5
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system Shock-resistant glucydur screw balance
Nivarox balance spring
Frequency: 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour
Whiplash precision index adjuster with patented beat adjustment mechanism
Power reserve: 55 hours when fully wound.

Functions
Time indicated in hours, minutes, small seconds

Operating elements
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time

Case
Dimensions: 40.0 x 8.9 millimetres
Yellow gold, White gold, Pink gold or Platinum (in a limited edition of 500 watches)
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)

Dial
Solid silver, argenté or rhodié (platinum model only)
Hands: Blued steel or rhodiumed gold (platinum model only)

Strap
Supple crocodile strap and Lange prong buckle in solid gold or platinum

Image Credit: Lange Uhren GmbH

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