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Introducing: The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst (Full Details, Pricing)

The first of the A. Lange & Söhne Handwerkskunst (the word implies, around, “craftsmanship” in German, “handwerk” which means creates, and “kunst” which means workmanship) watches was the 2011 Richard Lange Pour Le Mérite Handwerkskunst; and back in 2012 the Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst was delivered . It was continued in 2013 by the Lange I Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst and in 2014 by the Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst.

The 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst is indistinguishable from the 1815 tourbillon in many regards. Its case is 39.5 mm x 11.1 mm and like the 1815 tourbillon, it has (bizarrely for a tourbillon) a stop-seconds (hacking) highlight, which by prudence of a Y-molded switch that can stop the equilibrium without fouling against one of the mainstays of the tourbillon confine, permits the watch to be set to the second against a reference time signal. The capacity to set the watch precisely (and, all things considered, a tourbillon you can’t set to the second is somewhat of an infringement of the soul of exactness that drove Breguet to design the tourbillon in any case) is additionally expanded by the presence of a reset to zero capacity: the seconds hand gets back to the zero position when the crown’s pulled out, further improving accuracy time-setting.

Case, dial, and hands are in pink gold. The enormous news here is the dial: it’s enriched with the “tremblage” etching which has become something of a mark for the Handwerkskunst watches. This may look straightforward yet it’s a monstrously requesting method. The etcher utilizes a burin (a fine tipped, solidified steel etching apparatus) to make a large number of moment cuts in the outside of the metal. The imprints may look arbitrary however they are definitely not – each imprint should be made to give the best difference to those around it, and the method requires incredible expertise, just as extraordinary instinct regarding how to make the whole composition succeed.

The Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst is a restricted version of 30 pieces around the world. Development, Lange type L102.1, hand twisted, changed in five positions; plates and scaffolds made of untreated German silver ( maillechort ) three-quarter plate with granular surface and hand-engraved engravings; seconds connect engraved by hand.

Final evaluating is liable to change yet Lange discloses to us it’ll be generally in the scope of $181,000 USD.