The New A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Up/Down

Written by: Stacy McCullough

 

A. Lange & Sohne has recently released a new series of 1815 Up/Down luxury watches. While the watch includes some of the classic technology that has been used by the company since 1879, there have also been plenty of changes made to make the 1815 Up/Down current.

 

The watch includes a circular case that is 39mm in diameter and 8.7mm thick. It is available in three different finishes. The first is pink gold with a brown leather band, the second in yellow gold with a tan leather band and the third is white gold with a black leather band. All the mechanics of these watches are otherwise identical.  The face of the watch is white and features A. Lange & Sohne’s classic railroad track design to count the minutes. There are also Arabic numerals available on the hours to help keep you on track.  Two other staples that A. Lange has left alone are the recessed central segment and placing the power reserve indicator at the 6 o’clock position. The power reserve mechanism used has been in place since 1879 so you know it is going to be reliable.  The 4 o’clock position has the seconds dial. All hands are created out of blue steel, which stands out against the white face.

 

The 1815 Up/Down is a manually powered watch. It can, however, hold its power for three days so you will only need to wind it twice a week. In this watch, you’ll enjoy every time you do wind it. The back is skeleton so that you can see the movement occurring. There are over 245 parts and it has a top mounted wheel train for the reverse movement. Seeing how a watch works has never looked so beautiful.

 

A. Lange & Sohne’s 1815 Up/Down is a luxury watch that is simple in appearance, but intricate in function. There are many parts that A. Lange placed together to create this piece that will standout on anyone’s wrist. And you are getting a piece of history with technology that has been used for over a century. This means you are getting a watch that has already stood the test of time.

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