Whatever the dial color or in this case material, this one will remain as one of the top watches, ever. Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon with solid pink gold dial.
No write-up for today. You can however see, read and learn all about this watch and whole Datograph pieces under the #langepediadatograph hashtag.
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The past, like the future, is indefinite and exists only as a spectrum of possibilities. .... Stephen Hawking
A. Lange & Söhne Pocket Watch Serial #8108 , Made in 1872
For over 200 years, the tourbillon has been the paragon of horological precision. Presented by Lange in 2008, the patented stop-seconds mechanism made it possible for the first time to stop the tourbillon at will and accurately set the watch. Now, the 1815 TOURBILLON takes this development a step further: thanks to the ZERO-RESET function, the seconds hand jumps to the zero position when the crown is pulled. This allows the watch to be precisely set and restarted with one-second accuracy.
For the first time, in the 1815 TOURBILLON, A. Lange & Söhne combined the patented stop-seconds mechanism for the tourbillon with the ZERO-RESET time-setting mechanism. The dial exhibits the typical design elements of the 1815 watch family that recall historic pocket watches: the peripheral railway-track minute scale, Arabic numerals, blued hands and a recessed central segment.
Presenting your identity on a complex watch is rather easy. Many numerals, colors, hands and some signature elements to build up the DNA in the watch; tricky part is to be coherent. However; designing a simple piece, that is where it gets hard. There's no tolerance for slipping and you have to build your identity with so little elements. Unsurprisingly, Saxonia Small Seconds shouts that it is an immaculate Lange watch.
In 1994, Saxonia was one of the four pillars of Lange. It was measuring only 34 mm in diameter and the movement (rectangular) of the Arkade; thus a closed caseback. In years, the collection has evolved by first getting its own movement then housing a variety of watches from the simplest yet gorgeous Saxonia Thin to unresistable Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon.
This one measures at 37 mm in diameter and 7.70 mm in thickness; just the right size for this style. One note here; the thin bezel of the piece gives the feel of a rather larger piece. The silver dial's matte look creates a splendid contrast with the highly polished markers. The details grab you at the indices; they're curved at the top, transitions to small triangles as you go down and finally finishes with a rectangular surface to the bottom. While under day-light, these angles put it on a dance show; same goes for the slighly curved hands. Circular grained sub-seconds dial further increases the contrast on the dial.
Movement is as gorgeous as usual. The warm tone of German Silver perfectly accompanies the hue of pink gold with additional gold chatons and stunning Glashütte Stripe texture. I always love how the stripes reflects the light, you gotta see it for yourself! The movement is a tad small for the case -compared to other Langes not other watches- yet I cannot complain! Food for thought; you can also experience the same movement layout in many other pieces of the brand. Perhaps a different layout should be created for the line? Nevertheless, it is perfect as it is.
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31 1,30921 March, 2019
As part of the 25th Anniversary celebrations of the iconic Lange 1, a limited edition classic from the iconic watch family will be presented every month until 24 October 2019. The second watch to be revealed is the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “25 Anniversary”. More about the limited edition release in our new post on #Curatedition .com, link in bio.
The ultimate chronograph (2/6)
Despite the highly complex movement that had to be developed for the TRIPLE SPLIT’s unique complication, the timepiece’s appearance still demonstrates a maximum of clearness and readability. The rattrapante hands, for example, are only visible when the triple rattrapante function is activated.
Picture: TRIPLE SPLIT with all three rattrapante hands visible