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Our Vision - October 2017

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A. LANGE & SÖHNE

CELEBRATING A DECADE IN DRESDEN


THE 1815 SPECIAL MODEL

The special model of the 1815 in a 38.5-millimetre white- or pink-gold case also stands for tradition and transition. At first sight, it is a classic 1815 with a well-organised dial, subsidiary seconds, and blued steel hands reminiscent of the design of historic pocket watches.

There are many other allusions to the history of the brand. The name of the watch, 1815, is Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s birth year. It pays tribute to the visionary founder as does the engraved hinged cover in solid gold, another hallmark of historic pocket watches. Originally, the dust cover, referred to as a cuvette, served to protect the movement. In the era of water-resistant sapphire-crystal casebacks that reveal artistically finished movements, it has a new purpose. Like the curtain of a stage, it pleases the eye with a dramatic freehand engraving of the Dresden Frauenkirche. Destroyed in the war and reinaugurated on 30 October 2005, the principal oeuvre of Saxon architect George Bähr now stands for a new beginning as a symbol of peace and reconciliation. This aspect is closely related to the successful new start of A. Lange & Söhne in the 1990s.

A watch that exudes the spirit of the past, but a watch that is all set to take on the future!