When the year draws to a close, a special time begins. These are days that are filled with magic. It is a time to celebrate with family and friends and create memories that will stay with us into the coming year and beyond. Giving loved ones something that brings them joy is the best part of the festive period. A watch from A. Lange & Söhne expresses the heartfelt appreciation for our most valuable asset – time spent together.
1815 RATTRAPANTE – capturing the moment
It is by nature that even the most beautiful moments are fleeting. By reflecting on moments experienced together, we can preserve them with all their facets as memories. The 1815 RATTRAPANTE helps us keep in touch with time. This special chronograph variant combines moments by measuring their duration or adding up time intervals. It allows any number of intermediate times to be measured within one minute and features two stopwatch hands on top of each other – the chrono seconds hand and the rattrapante seconds hand. As the eye follows their precise movements or complex switching processes, timekeeping becomes an experience in itself.
This year, A. Lange & Söhne is realising the 1815 RATTRAPANTE in an elegant platinum case. Limited to just 200 watches worldwide due to the high level of watchmaking craftmanship involved, the masterpiece is dedicated exclusively to its eponymous complication. In their entirety, all 365 parts of the movement represent the perfection of simplicity that Ferdinand Adolph Lange, whose birth year provides the watch family with its name, once elevated to an art form. To underscore the technical sophistication of manufacture calibre L101.2, the moving parts of the rattrapante chronograph are decorated with straight-line graining on the top, while the circumferential chamfers of these components are polished. This allows the 1815 RATTRAPANTE to add some sparkle to those festive moments.
LANGE 1 TIME ZONE – at home all over the world
Even if we enjoy reflective moments in close company, the time will come when we will be drawn back to distant places. The LANGE 1 TIME ZONE is the perfect companion for this, as the sophisticated timepiece brings 24 time zones to the wearer’s wrist. It not only allows one to tell the time at home and in another time zone, but it also shows whether it is day or night and summer or standard time there.
The bright argenté dial features functional elegance and a well-conceived design. The larger sub-dial shows the time at home and is combined with the outsize date. The smaller sub-dial displays a second time zone, which is selected in increments of the hour using the circumferential city ring showing all 24 time zones from west to east. Pressing the time zone button 24 times is equivalent to travelling around the world. The LANGE 1 TIME ZONE is as precise as it is stylish for travelling in the coming year and beyond. The pink-gold version also wraps itself in a warm glow that is also appropriate for the upcoming festivities.
With their sophisticated details, the 1815 RATTRAPANTE and LANGE 1 TIME ZONE capture the precious nature of the moment and the anticipation for unforgettable moments in the future. In times when so many things are constantly changing, masterpieces from A. Lange & Söhne retain their radiance and beauty.
About A. Lange & Söhne
Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of Saxony’s precision watchmaking industry when he established his manufactory in 1845. His precious pocket watches remain highly coveted among collectors all over the world. The company was expropriated after the Second World War, and the name A. Lange & Söhne nearly vanished. But in 1990, Walter Lange, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson, ventured to start over again. Today, Lange crafts only a few thousand wristwatches, mainly in gold or platinum, per year. They are endowed exclusively with proprietary movements that are lavishly decorated and twice assembled by hand. With 70 manufacture calibres developed since 1990, A. Lange & Söhne has secured a top-tier position among the world’s finest watch brands. Its greatest successes include brand icons such as the LANGE 1, the first regularly produced wristwatch with an outsize date, and the ZEITWERK, with its precisely jumping numerals. Extraordinary complications such as the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER, the TRIPLE SPLIT and the so far most complicated model, the GRAND COMPLICATION, introduced in 2013 in a limited edition of six, represent what the manufactory always strives for: to drive the traditional art of watchmaking to ever-new heights. The sporty yet elegant ODYSSEUS, introduced in 2019, marked the start of a new chapter for A. Lange & Söhne.
Arnd Einhorn, Head of Corporate Communications & Product PR
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