#SIHH 2013 Live: A Lange & Sohne
Our SIHH 2013 trip just ended today. Back on earth after assisted to multiple conferences, time for assessment will ring soon. In the meantime, to maintain the momentum we imposed to ourselves during these 3 days, here are few reports of our discoveries of the day. Starting with the finest: A. Lange & Söhne.
A. Lange & Söhne work of perfection has struck again this year. Very high!
We already announced you the birth of the Grand Lange 1 “Lumen” with its semi-transparent dial that exposes the ingenious mechanism of the first luminescent outsize date display watch, and we were not at the end of our surprises.
Like many brands this year, A. Lange & Söhne opts for complication. Starting with the 1815 SPLIT PERPETUAL CALENDAR model that combines the technique of a chronograph with the long-term accuracy of a perpetual calendar that will be corrected by one day in 2100 only.
A masterpiece of traditional technique that is however upstaged by THE centerpiece of the house this year and for a long time…
Limited to only 6 copies, the GRANDE COMPLICATION watch is indeed the most complicated timekeeper and the most exclusive A. Lange & Söhne have ever done. A piece so complex that only one copy can be produced each year.
Hold on tight, this Grande Complication offers an impressive list of features: hours and minutes display, audible grande and petite sonnerie, chronograph with minute counter and jumping seconds, perpetual calendar with date, day of the week and months based on the four-year cycle, moon phases.
An endless number of work hours for the master watchmakers of the brand to achieve this watch that only 6 lucky owners will take ownership for the sum, as simple as it is, of € 1,000,000.
All these features and many others (Saxonia, Grande Lange 1, 1815 Up / Down…) need to be developed through more detailed articles. We will focus on all A. Lange & Söhne new creations soon.