Back In Black: The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph

A. Lange & Söhne

Seamlessly working double duty as both a dress and sports watch, the sleek and sophisticated A. Lange & Söhne 1815 chronograph is back in black!

With its classic 39.5mm sized dial that is only 11mm in height (not bad for a chronograph), this luxury timepiece features a 18k white gold case and black dial that IMHO looks so much more balanced than the Datograph which comes off as a bit busy due to the added date complication.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph

This A. Lange & Söhne 1815 chronograph however is not just a black version of the standard 1815, it includes the pulsation dial used on the 1815 boutique edition issued in 2015 and is the first time A. Lange & Söhne has combined a black pulsation dial with a white gold case. It is also noteworthy that compared to the first generation 1815, the power reserve is now 60 hours instead of 36.

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Although the USD 50,000 price tag is no small chunk of change, it is a good value when you consider the level of quality you are getting and the price of the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph which is considerably more.

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1815 Chronograph Lange manufacture caliber: L951.5

  • Number of parts movement/jewels: 306/34
  • Screwed gold chatons: 4
  • Escapement: Lever escapement
  • Oscillator: Shock-resistant balance with eccentric poising weights, balance spring manufactured in-house with patented attachment system (balance-spring clamp), frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour; precision beatadjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
  • Power reserve: 60 hours when fully wound
  • Functions: Hours and minutes; subsidiary-seconds dial; chronograph with and precisely jumping minute counter; stop-seconds mechanism; pulsometer scale
  • Case measures: Diameter: 39.5 millimeters, Height: 11.0 millimeters
  • Movement measures: Diameter: 30.6 millimeters, Height: 6.1 millimeters
  • Case versions: pink gold, white gold

 

 

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