Lange has revealed a limited edition 1815 in honor of the 200th anniversary of the brand's founder F.A.Lange, now with a silver dial – but in Lange's proprietary honey gold.
Honey Gold is a proprietary alloy with a very soft honey tone, in between the colour of the untreated German silver used for the movements and the bright and warm tone of yellow gold. It is softer, classier and more discreet – and more exclusive as only available on certain editions of A. Lange and Sohne watches. Together with this case (that is still measuring a reasonable 40mm), the dial is also exclusive and features a slightly grained surface – the dial is made of solid silver and is silvery-white colored.
The dial of the A. Lange and Sohne 1815 Anniversary of F.A. Lange is inspired by silvery dials of historic observation watches and marine chronometers. It features a railroad minute track and large Arabic numeral for each hour. The hands, with their typically Lange shape, match the soft honey tone of the gold case. The display of the 1815 is simple: hours and minutes on the central axis and the second in a subsidiary dial at 6. As said, traditional and almost conservative, but so desirable.
Under the dial ticks the Lange manufacture calibre L051.1, a manually wound movement, with a large diameter that fills the case. It includes the typically German three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver (that is actually not made of silver), the hand-engraved balance cock, the classic screw balance, the precision beat-adjustment system with lateral set screw and whiplash spring, and five gold chatons that are secured with thermally blued steel screws. It has a power reserve of 55 hours, with two barrels.
Like its black dial sibling, the A. Lange and Sohne 1815 Anniversary of F.A. Lange in Honey Gold will be limited to 200 pieces.