A Lange and Sohne released seven new models at SIHH 2014. Their new debuts build upon already popular collections and all look just amazing. I will cover six of their models now, the ones I think my readers will be most interested in. The final watch is a women's watch from the Saxonia collection.
There were two new additions in this collection, a tourbillon and a simpler watch with only three hands.
Available in either a 100-piece limited edition in platinum or a non-limited edition in pink gold, both of them use the same movement, the in-house L102.1. With a patented zero-reset system the tourbillon not only stops when the crown is pulled out, but the second hand immediately moves to zero, a feature found on no other watches. Picture and other information can be seen by clicking here.
1815 (Ref. 235.XXX)
With lack of a better name this watch comes in either white gold, pink gold or yellow gold versions. The dial has arabic numerals all around the dial, imitating older railroad watches. This downsized version of the 1815 is only 38.5mm in diameter and is sure to sell. Click here for pictures and other useful information.
I originally covered this watch here when it was first announced. The watch has the same design as their old version, but moves the moon phase to the larger dial, making it easier to see. The moon phase is accurate to 99.998%, or changes every 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds. This is the length of a lunar month basically to the second. Pictures and other information about the movement and size can be found here.
Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar
This watch comes in two versions, a 100-piece limited edition in platinum and a non-limited edition in pink gold. Unlike most watches with a tourbillon it is not visible through the dial and is hidden behind the dial. Pictures of the watch and other information can be found here.
Only one new model was released in this collection. This collection is their "digital" watches. They display the time not with hands, but with a series of disks.
As said above, it is a mechanical digital watch. It displays the time "digitally", so it is easier and quicker to read. Unlike the other two models from this collection, this new version strike quarter hours. There will be three versions, platinum (LE of 100), white gold and pink gold (non-limited editions). Dimensions and pictures can be found by clicking here.
We finally reach the last new watch from Lange this year at SIHH. With one addition, the designers really went all out and figured out a way to incorporate bunches of features in an already complicated watch.
Perpetual Calendar Terraluna
Like the other watches in the Terraluna collection this new watch has three subdials on the main dial. Each displays a different part of the time, either hours, minutes or seconds. The new watch incorporates a perpetual calendar displaying the date, day, month and leap year simultaneously while still keeping that three-subdial look. It will come in either pink or white gold. Pictures of the new watch can be found here.
Did A Lange and Sohne have a great year or what? They are really becoming the masters of complicated watches. In fact, I am ranking them above Patek, overthrowing the reigning king. It seems that Patek just can't keep up with Lange and their amazing new models. 2014 is going to be great.
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