A. Lange & Söhne, a renowned German watchmaker has come up with a stunning example of a chronograph watch in its purest form. The 1815 line of watches from A. Lange & Söhne has always grabbed headlines and the newest edition with the new 1815 chronograph with a pulsating black dial. The name 1815 is to symbolize the birth year of the company’s founder Ferdinand A, an ardent fan of making classic design watches and also an expert in traditional watchmaking techniques. Even though 1815 series of watches was introduced in 2004, it got a facelift in 2010 only with the stunning boutique edition.
Even though many features resemble the Datograph, there are several new noticeable features that takes the 1815 chronograph to the next level. One of the most striking new features that you can notice instantly is the absence of the large date display along with the power reserve feature. The case is also a lot slimmer than the previous version having around 1.5mm reduced and the diameter has been reduced to 39.5mm from 41mm to provide a more fitting design to your hand.
The price is also considerably low when compared to the Datograph as it is crafted in white gold than platinum. It also boasts of a cleaner design and looks stunning with its monochromatic color scheme. And what more, the 1815 chronograph comes with a beautiful black dial. But the back seems to resemble the same as that of Datograph with its exquisite finish and superb decorations. When compared with 36 hours power reserve of its first edition, the all-new 1815 chronograph has improvised a lot on this aspect with its 60 hour power reserve.
Another interesting aspect about this new release is not just the stunning movement which is common on most of the 1815 line of watches, but is the pulsating dial in solid silver. Till now only the Datograph have come in black dials, but the new 1815 series also comes in black dial along with white and silver dials. The regular heat blued hands has been replaced in the 1815 chronograph with silver rhodium plated hands. The other major difference that could be seen with the 1815 chronograph is that it comes with clear applied hour markers where the Datograph had the markers painted in the dial in white.
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph is certainly a work of art and a timeless creation that sits comfortably on top among its previous versions. Even though the Datograph is a the flagship creation of A. Lange & Söhne, the 1815 chronograph has created a lot of attention and is priced significantly lesser than the Datograph and other main competitors. And since it is not a boutique collection, you can buy it from all the authorized dealers of A. Lange & Söhne.
- Case: 39.5mm x 11 mm (Made using 18k White gold)
- Movement: L951.5 calibre
- Dial: Available in Black, White and Silver Dials
- Strap: Alligator leather strap
- Price : $50,300