A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph “Hampton Court Edition” skillfully bridges the gap between motor sports and timekeeping.
A. Lange & Söhne presents the 1815 Chronograph “Hampton Court Edition”
At the Concours of Elegance 2022 – taking place from 2 to 4 September 2022 in the royal ambiance of Hampton Court Palace on the outskirts of London – A. Lange & Söhne, the German manufacturer of luxury and prestige watches, will present a one-of-a-kind version of the 1815 Chronograph that will be auctioned on 6 November 2022 at the Geneva Watch Auction XVI by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo.
1815 CHRONOGRAPH “HAMPTON COURT EDITION”: WATCHMAKING FOR A GOOD CAUSE
A. Lange & Söhne has been a partner of the Concours of Elegance since 2018.
“This year, we are delighted to announce that we are dedicating a unique, hand-crafted piece from our manufactory, which was specially developed for the Concours of Elegance, to a good cause. The timepiece will be showcased at the Concours of Elegance, which takes place from 2 to 4 September. The renowned auction house Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo will auction the unique piece on 6 November 2022 at the Geneva Watch Auction XVI with proceeds going to The Prince’s Trust.” – A. Lange & Söhne .
The case of the timepiece is made of 18-carat white gold and is enhanced by a black dial with sandstone-coloured numerals.
The dark background makes the silver dials of the subsidiary seconds and the minute counter, both with rhodiumed steel hands, as well as the gold hands for the hours and minutes stand out prominently and guarantees the best possible legibility.
The classic design is finished off with the hand-engraved hinged cuvette. It features a detailed engraving of the Concours of Elegance logo, which takes several days to complete using a flat burin.
Beneath the hinged cuvette and visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, the Lange calibre L951.5 with column-wheel control, a snail for the precisely jumping minute counter and flyback function works with the highest precision.
A large cam-poised balance wheel driven by a freely oscillating balance spring manufactured in-house assures superior rate accuracy. Because it beats at a frequency of 18,000 semi-oscillations per hour (2.5 hertz), the watch delivers readings of stopped times with an accuracy of one-fifth of a second.
In a unique way, this exclusive timepiece represents the watch manufacture’s claim to never stand still.
In order to make a social difference, it will be auctioned at the Geneva Watch Auction XVI on 6 November 2022 by Phillips in Association with Bacs & Russo with proceeds going to The Prince’s Trust. Founded in 1976 by His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales, the charity helps young people aged 11 to 30 develop basic life skills, prepare for the workplace and gain access to employment opportunities.