Having reviewed and gushed over an A. Lange & Sohne timepiece this past spring (the Saxonia Annual Calendar in platinum), I jumped at the chance to join the brand in Napa Valley when I received an invite to their Akademie program in early September. Knowing that Ariel had attended the Akademie a few years back, I was interested in experiencing the immersive program for myself.
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In honor of the Watches and Wonders show in Hong Kong, A. Lange & Söhne are premiering two new limited edition pieces. Launching additions to both the Lange 1 and Saxonia family, these new models are not to be missed and offer top tier complications from one of the world’s premiere watch manufacturers.
If there was such a thing as a ‘pedestrian watch’ at A. Lange & Sohne then it would surely be one of their “more basic” watches priced under $50,000 like this 1815 Up/Down. Anything over that simply could not be considered “ordinary.” There of course is jest in my words as A. Lange & Sonhe is among the most exclusive high-end brands in the world that given their volume…
As Old Ben Kenobi said while bequeathing to Luke his new lightsaber, “An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age”. Had he been handing over his old man’s wristwatch instead of a futures-past laser sword, a single word need only have been changed to properly describe it. That is, of course, if the timepiece he was handing down was the incredible A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Annual Calender with Moonphase in Platinum.
SIHH is in full swing and A. Lange and Sohne is not pulling any punches. ALS has announced the new 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar, and it looks to be a complete knockout. Featuring a new Lange calibre, the L.101.1, the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar combines…
For 2013 one of the limited edition A. Lange & Sohne watches will be this neat looking and very high-end Grand Lange 1 Lumen timepiece. The piece is a mix of a few ideas that Lange has offered over the years.
One of A. Lange & Sohne’s more quiet new releases for 2012 was this redesigned version of the Grand Lange 1 watch. Last year they released the great looking Lange 1 Daymatic with an automatic movement, and this year the Lange 1′s slightly bigger brother gets and update. This model is really something that mostly dedicated A. Lange & Sohne fans are going to understand, as it isn’t clearly an update, but more a slight revision.
Since its birth in 1994, the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 watch has been the brand’s most iconic watch. A real gamble at the time, it proved to be a very successful design. You can also thank it for the “big date” complication – that they refer to as an “outsized date.” Here is […]
One of the top watches that I was excited to see at SIHH 2012 was the updated version of the A. Lange & Sohne Datograph. The original Datograph from quite a while ago was an awesome watch and one of Lange’s best aside from their iconic Lange 1 range. It is one of the only […]
One theme I noticed at SIHH 2012 was a bit of a return to more classy connoisseur-driven high end watches. Brands like A. Lange & Sohne and Greubel Forsey released tourbillon based watches with tourbillons not visible from the dials. For Lange it is this highly useful and complicated creation that pulls at the heart […]
One of my favorite A. Lange & Sohne watch designs of all time is the famous Datograph – and to think the design is over 11 years old now! For 2012 Lange is revisiting the Datrograph with a new and updated model that retains the desirability of the original watch. The new model will be […]
Back in early 2009 I visited A. Lange & Sohne’s manufacture in Glashutte. It was actually the first watch manufacture I visited, and now almost three years later I have much to compare it to. It is actually a shame that I saw Lange’s manufacture so early in my career because I did not properly […]
The perpetual calendar complication has been a fascinating and useful feature on high-end watches for quite sometime. Calendar functions directly related to keeping the time, and offer a variety of information related to the 24 hour cycle. Most watches have just the date, and the more complex you get, the more calendar functions you can […]
One of the best surprises at SIHH 2011 was how much I enjoyed the A. Lange & Sohne Richard Lange Tourbillon “Pour le Merite.” The regulator style watch took influence from a pocket watch made in the Dresden area a while back. It had three overlapping subdials, with one for the hours, minutes, and seconds. […]
To be honest when I first checked out this Saxonia Dual Time watch I didn’t give it much attention. It was nice, but didn’t really look like the A. Lange & Sohne watches I was used to. I was frankly more interested in the Richard Lange Tourbillon Pour le Merite as well as the Zeitwerk […]
2011 will experience the release of this new fusee and chain transmission watch from Glashutte, Germany based A. Lange & Sohne. To be honest, fusee and chain movement watches excite me a lot more than tourbillons. Not that they are mutually exclusive, but I really love the idea that there is a tiny hand-made (bicycle […]
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