Introducing: The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon with Enamel Dial
When A. Lange & Söhne introduces a new watch, people take notice. When it’s a tourbillon fitted with a new enamel dial along with stop seconds and a Zero-Reset functionality, people stand right up.
Which brings us to today, A. Lange & Söhne has introduced a new 1815 Tourbillon in platinum. The most distinctive update from the previous revision is a new white enamel dial, which, as you can see by the photos – is positively striking.
Like other Lange models, what sets the 1815 Tourbillon apart is a distinctive functionality the brand calls ‘ZERO-RESET’ which we’ve previously covered on the Saxonia Annual Calendar US Edition, HERE. This functionality allows the wearer to set the time on the watch within one second of accuracy. A welcome addition for the horophile that has it all. Seeing the grand tourbillon stop on a dime via a stop seconds function isn’t bad either.
In my opinion, what has made collectors yearn for A. Lange & Söhne models is their aesthetics, technicity, artistry, and overall attention to detail. The 1815 Tourbillon with Enamel Dial is no exception.
The watch is encased in platinum and sized at a very reasonable 39.5mm. While the case shape is nothing new, the real talking piece here is the dial. Constrasting the bright white dial are black Arabic numerals reminiscent of Lange pocket watches of yesteryear. A railway-track minute scale adorns the outer edges of the dial while a bright red number “12” numeral is kiln fired at 12 o’clock.
After you get over the smoothness of the dial, your eyes will go right to six o’clock where you’ll find an exquisite tourbillon. Hand finished of course and supported by a bridge set into the dial through screws at four and eight o’clock.
Through the sapphire crystal caseback, if you look closely at the 1815 Tourbillon’s L102.1 caliber, you’ll notice a distinctive diamond end stone. This is just the icing on what is a supremely exceptional movement. Boasting a power reserve of 72 hours and beating at 21,600 vph, there is a lot going on under the hood.
Hand engraving is the name of the game, and the balance bridge has a unique pattern hand made in Glashütte. No two are alike!
Pricing and Availability
This new piece is a continuation of Lange’s 1815 tourbillon model, but the new white enamel dial adds an elegant, yet fresh refinement. The 1815 Tourbillon with enamel dial is limited to just 100 pieces and is priced at $197,200 USD.