Rolf Lang Design Canaletto Collection

Rolf Lang Design, the Dresden based luxury watch atelier announced their entry into luxury watch industry by launching their debut timepieces collection at the Baselworld 2014.

Christened Canaletto, this exceptional mechanical timepiece collection offers stunning wristwatches with a nod to long established Saxon craftsmanship.

Canaletto Precious -White Kogolong dial
Canaletto Precious -White Kogolong dial

The Canaletto collection is named after the legendary Italian urban landscape painter Bernardo Bellotto (1721-1780).  Bellotto, who was also known as Canaletto, created several masterpiece paintings of many European cities including Dresden. The Canaletto collection takes inspiration from his precious art works.

The team members behind the Rolf Lang Design are Rolf Lang (Management, prototype construction and conservation), Irina and Anna Lang (Finishing), Marcus Werner (Engineering and Prototype construction), Sebastian Wolfram (Design and Engineering) and Andre Rammer (Assembly).

Rolf Lang is a world renowned master watch maker with more than 50 years of experience in the industry. Rolf Lang’s horology career was started in 1964 as an apprentice at his father’s watchmaking manufacture.

As a skilled watchmaker, he has produced and developed many prototypes and several high horology timepieces for prestigious watch making firms like A. Lange & Söhne, H. Moser & Cie. and Tutima. As an operations manager at the Tutima GmbH in Glashütte, Rolf Lang developed and created an exceptional Minute repeater timepiece (Minute Repetition Homage) in 2012.

As chief restorer of the Mathematics and Physics Salon in Dresden, he also restored many horology masterpieces of vintage value. In 2012, he decided to launch his own watch brand and in 2014, the first collection from his brand was unveiled at Baselworld.

Home to many prestigious watch making firms, Dresden has been renowned for traditional German watch making. Inspired from the grand horological tradition of the City, Rolf Lang Design develops and creates exceptional mechanical marvels by amalgamating modern techniques and the traditional watchmaking know how.

Rolf Lang Design team is partnered with young and committed firms from the tradition rich Saxony area. For example, the unique free form case was developed and produced in association with Wolfram design and engineering, Dresden.

The Canaletto collection is inspired from the cultural landscape of Saxony. With its flowing free form contours, the modern case of the timepieces bears testimony to its zeitgeist, whereas simple dials and manufactured movement stands for traditional values.

Rolf Lang Design Canaletto

The collection comes in two variations-Canaletto Elegance and Canaletto Precious. The elegance version of timepieces are offered in 18 carat rose/white gold or stainless steel cases featuring metallic dials in blue/brown (Timely Elegance)  or matter silver guilloche/Charcoal gray galvanic coating(Simple elegance) options.

Rolf Lang Design Canaletto watch

The special edition Canaletto Noir (modern elegance) houses a dazzling vacuum coated movement with matte gold plated cock balance assembly. This movement can be admired through the sapphire crystal case back. The Canaletto Noir is available in 18 carat rose/white gold or stainless steel cases featuring blue or anthracite dials with simple rhodium plated sets of hands.

Rolf Lang Design Canaletto watch

The Precious series offers luxurious timepieces in 18 carat gold or platinum featuring elegant free form contours and boasts semiprecious stones such as Kogolong or Onyx. The stunning dials boast hands made of 18 ct gold and individually designed raised Breguet numerals.

Canaletto Mechanical Calibre

The mechanical base movement combines the most important features of Saxon watch making. The grained and gold coated plates contrast nicely with the lovingly hand polished components. It measures 37mm in diameter and height is 4,8mm.

Rolf Lang Design Canaletto movement

Beating at the rate of 21.600 vibrations per hour, this 17 jewels movement offers a power reserve of approximately 48 hrs. Traditional watchmaking methods are employed in the manufacturing and assembling of movements.

The engraving and finishing of the movement is done by master watch makers by employing manual hand crafting techniques without any machines which demand high level of skill and hours of dedication. These process leads to the creation of unique pieces of art.

Technical details

Movement specifications

  • Winding wheels with typical Glashütte sunray perlee
  • Hand engraved balance cock with floral decoration
  • Grained and gold plated frame components, or matte black vacuum coated
  • Innovative, shock proof chronometer balance with four weights
  • Massive, 17 stone plate movements with typical Saxonian three quarter plate
  • Nivarox Breguet spring, no. 80 terminal curve according to G. Gerstenberger
  • Breguet spring with new fine adjustment according to A. Helwig
  • Innovative winding and hand setting mechanism based on historic Glashütte navigation watches
  • Reliable Glashütte stop work
  • Four screwed on gold chatons
  • Anchor escapement


Rolf Lang Design Canaletto Timely Elegance

Case: 44mm, massive 18 carat rose gold, white gold, stainless steel
Dial: Galvanic coating in blue/brown colours
Printed minute scale/small seconds for optimum readability
Breguet numeral and diamond polished 5 minute appliques
Fine alligator leather (black/blue/brown)

Rolf Lang Design Canaletto Simple Elegance

Case: 44mm, massive 18 carat rose gold, white gold, stainless steel
Dial: matter silver guilloche/charcoal grey galvanic coating
Simple 5 minute scale/non numeric seconds
Breguet numerals and diamond polished 5 minute appliqués
Fine alligator leather (black/blue/brown)

Rolf Lang Design Special edition Canaletto Noir

Case: 44mm, massive 18 carat rose gold, white gold, stainless steel
Antireflective top, case back and side sapphire crystal
Dial: blue or anthracite
Simple rhodium plated set of hands
Modern minute scale/numeric seconds in white print
Individually designed raised Breguet numerals
Alligator leather strap with hand engraved gold clasp in black/blue/brown

Rolf Lang Design Canaletto Precious series

Elegant free form contours
Massive, 18 carat rose gold/platinum
Antireflective top, case back and side sapphire crystal
Alligator leather strap with hand engraved gold clasp
Dial: Semi precious stones (Kogolong or Onyx)
Simple set of hands made of 18 ct rose gold
Black 5 minute scale print
Individually designed raised Breguet numerals

Retail price

Precious Collection
– Platinum Case, Kogolong/Onyx Dial: 29870 Euros
– White Gold Case, Kogolong/Onyx Dial: 22430 Euros
– Yellow/Rose Gold Case Kogolong/Onyx Dial: 21840 Euros

Time elegance/simple elegance
– White Gold Case, Metal Dial: 19810 Euros
– Yellow Gold/Rose Gold Case, Metal Dial: 19280 Euros
– Steel Case, Metal Dial: 12260 Euros
– Special edition Noir (modern elegance), Steel case, metal dial:  12260 Euros

Contact details

Rolf Lang Dresden
Am Alten Königsweg 20
01816 Bad Gottleuba

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