Luxury German watch manufacture A. Lange & Söhne concluded a year of celebrating F. A. Lange’s 200th birthday with a grand jubilee celebration in Dresden – and the presentation of a new limited Handwerkskunst model. In homage to F. A. Lange, A. Lange & Söhne
presented the masculine 1815 TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST, a 39.5mm rose gold watch which will be introduced to the world at the Salon
International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH, January, 2016).
“It is A. Lange & Söhne’s fifth Handwerkskunst edition featuring extraordinary dial and movement decorations: its black-rhodium pink gold dial is decorated with elegant tremblage engraving and the tourbillon bridge and upper part of the cage are elaborately black-polished.
Limited to 30 watches, the special-edition model with a very large tourbillon at 6 o’clock is available in a pink-gold case with a diameter of 39.5 millimeters.
With their dials and movements endowed with rare finissage and engraving techniques, each model is limited to only very few pieces. From left to right: RICHARD LANGE TOURBILLON “Pour le Mérite” HANDWERKSKUNST (2011), ZEITWERK HANDWERKSKUNST (2012), LANGE 1 TOURBILLON PERPETUAL CALENDAR HANDWERKSKUNST (2013), LANGE 1 TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST (2014) and 1815 TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST.
As part of the grand jubilee celebration, Reima Koivukoski was awarded this year’s “F. A. Lange Watchmaking Excellence Award”. With his design of a calendar-week display, he is the second student of “Kelloseppäkoulu – The Finnish School of Watchmaking” in a row to impress A. Lange & Söhne expert jury. For the sixth year running, the competition highlights the importance of sustainable funding of watchmaker trainings for the future of fine-watchmaking.