2015 marks the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the founder of A. Lange & Söhne. For Watches and Wonders 2015, four special timepieces will be presented. One of these is the new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph Boutique Edition.
The new white gold model features a lovely argenté-coloured dial contrasted by blue dial elements. A. Lange & Söhne has gone with the dial from the first iteration of the 1815 Chronograph, which featured a pulsometer scale graduated to 30 pulsations. We quite like the look of the pulsometer scale with its lovely blue hue! The case is 39.5 millimetres in diameter.
To complement the dial, the gold hour and minute hands have been rhodium plated. The hands for the minute counter, running subsidiary seconds and the chronograph seconds are steel and have been flamed blue to accentuate the blue markings on the dial.
The movement is the calibre L951.5, featuring a flyback chronograph and precise jumping minute counter. This is the same movement found in the regular 1815 chronograph.
It will be available only in the 16 A. Lange & Söhne boutiques worldwide.
We will be at Watches and Wonders 2015 in Hong Kong and will be bringing you hands on reviews and live shots of the A. Lange & Söhne pieces.
For more information please visit A. Lange & Söhne.
Lange manufacture calibre: L951.5
Number of movement parts / jewels: 306 / 34
Screwed gold chatons: 4
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant balance with eccentric poising weights, balance spring
manufactured in-house with patented attachment system (balance-spring
clamp), frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour; precision beatadjustment
system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 60 hours when fully wound
Functions: Hours and minutes; subsidiary-seconds dial; chronograph with flyback and
precisely jumping minute counter; stop-seconds mechanism; pulsometer
Case measures: Diameter: 39.5 millimetres; height: 11.0 millimetres
Movement measures: Diameter: 30.6 millimetres; height: 6.1 millimetres
Case versions: White gold