Never Standing Still: Singapore Welcomes A. Lange & Söhne to the ION Orchard

Written by Lindsey K. Cook

 

Highlighted on every storefront and remembered in every immortal move that A. Lange & Söhne makes is the philosophical statement of the founder’s great grandson, Walter Lange.  “There’s something one should expect not only of a watch, but also of oneself: To never stand still.”  This quote is not just a motto, but seems to be truly held at the heart of this company as it never lays stagnant in the face of  innovation and evolution.

 

Every curve of the wall and lighting of the watches speaks to the dedication with which A. Lange & Söhne does everything, not just watch crafting.  The sleek style of the new boutique has already elicited acclaim for its evident class and congratulations for the beauty of their bold new move.  Full of light and soothing shades, the shop is an ode to the brand’s high standards and immovable standing as a luxury watch company more capable of lasting the test of time than most any other.  Perhaps partially honoring the heart behind that achievement is the wall featuring the gleaming words of Walter Lange above the classic styles of timepieces he and his family worked so hard to make legendary.  Stylish numbers and the beloved dials so well known to the brand are featured throughout the store’s decor, and one can be sure to only find the best of the best of this brand within these walls.

 

 

The opening of this new shop brings this exclusive German watchmaker’s total boutiques to eight around the world, five in Asia alone.  In every new move A. Lange & Söhne has shown careful strategy and deliberate judgment in selecting the absolute best locations for their brand to thrive.  Singapore’s premier luxury retail mall ION Orchard is the newest host for their classic timepieces and yet another brilliantly calculated choice, exhibiting an understanding of just who holds the most interest in their style.

 

Wilhelm Schmid, CEO of A. Lange & Söhne tells how proud and delighted the company is with its new move.  “Singapore’s reputation as a luxury retail destination is world-renowned. More importantly, the country is famed among the watch industry as one that draws highly knowledgeable and passionate watch enthusiasts to its shores. Naturally, A. Lange & Söhne would be proud to also call Singapore home.”  And so they shall, to the joy of their many fans, as they continue in their determination to never stand still.

 

 

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.

A. Lange & S?hne Opens Second Boutique in Dubai

A. Lange opened its second boutique in the Dubai Mall on September 26, 2012. The opening was marked with a special limited edition Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst watch.
A. Lange & S?hne boutique is the largest Saxon watch brand to open in the Dubai Mall. The boutique has over a 2000 square feet sales floor where distinguished guests celebrated the opening with an introduction of the new limited edition Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst watch which is only available at A Lange & S?hne seven boutiques worldwide: Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Dresden, Shanghai, Tokyo, Seoul and Hong Kong.
New A. Longe & S?hne store Opened in Dubai
The Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst watch is a special limited edition of 30 available pieces. Guest in attendance were privileged to observe how an engraver from the Manufaktur exhibit how the balance and escape wheel cocks are hand-decorated on each of the 30 pieces of the limited edition timepieces. The watch is notable for its masterful watch case, dial and ornate movement exemplary of A. Lange & S?hne meticulous craftsmanship and watch making excellence.

The Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst is also the first mechanical watch featuring a constant-force escapement to achieve a precisely jumping numerals display. Its Handwerkskunst designation has allowed the timepiece to propel to a new level with its a Glashütte lever escapement stand for the artisanal and horological proficiency of the Saxon manufactory.
Lange Zeitwerk features a round 41.9 mm platinum case and dial in black-rhodiumed white gold is endowed with an elaborate tremblage engraving.

The engraver manually guides a specially crafted lining burin across the surface in a precise choreo­graphed multi-directional movement. This produced its intricate granular texture. A formidable challenge for the engravers: The curved A. Lange & Söhne logo and the filigreed lettering of the power-reserve indicator remain standing in sharply contoured relief. Decorated with linear graining, the time bridge in rhodiumed German silver con­trasts with the dark dial. Used tradition­ally at Lange for frame elements such as bridges and cocks, German silver identi­fies it as part of the movement ensemble. Skillfully integrated in the dial, the time bridge embraces all time indications: the large white numerals of the hour and minute displays as well as the grey seconds dial in solid silver. The interaction of precious metals culmi­nates with the platinum case. The A. Lange & Söhne signature, the case number and the edition serial number on the caseback are hand-engraved as well.
A. Lange & Söhne’s Limited Edition Lange Zeitwerk Handwerkskunst
Again this incredible Lange Zeitwerk timepiece is limited to 30 pieces and is exclusively available through A. Lange & Söhne’s seven boutiques worldwide.

A. Lange & Sohne – Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time watch

The new Lange Zeitwerk Striking Time Watch builds on the original Zeitwerk by adding a striking mechanism. This is the first Lange timepiece with an acoustic signature. This is the first Lange timepiece with an acoustic signature. The Zeitwerk is a unique watch that Lange out forth about two years ago in Berlin. This new watch seamlessly and efortlessly fits in with its function. The Zeitwerk represents a new face of the brand.

The striking mechanism creates an automatic sound on the hour on the hour and at each quarter hour mark. This chiming sound announces the quarter-hours with high-pitched tone and the full hour with lower-pitched tones. The low pitched tone is the melody of Beethoven’s leitmotif. This chiming sound is quite pleasant to listen to. One cool feature of this watch is that you can actualy see this mehanism in action. The Zeitwerk’s unique design allows you to see the hammers and gongs through the glass on the dial side. The view reveals a uniquely shaped gong hamers made of black-polished stainless steel. The two gongs are visible between the dial and the bezel. During each quarter hour and ful hour, the hammer can be seen as it strikes the gong. The hammer on the left strikes the hours, while the one on the right strikes on the quarter-hours. This addition and complication is not too much noise on the dial as the gongs fit nicely around the face and the hammers look decorative.

Inside the watch is Calibre L043.2 movement, which is an in-house made Lange Calibre. This Calibre has 36 hours of power reserve and a constant force escapement system for the jumping digits. The constant force escapement of this Lange Zeitwerk watch generates extra energy that the Calibre L043.2 movement routes to the chiming mechanism. The mainspring barrel is what produces this huge amount of energy needed by the movement. Watch lovers are surely going to love and appreciate not only the use of this mechanism but its aesthetic as well. All the movement parts have extensive manual decoration including a balance wheel with unique weights.

The case measures 44.2 millimeter wide and comes in 18k white gold with silver and black dial or a limited edition of 100 pieces in platinum with silver dial. Price for the white gold is $90,800 and the platinum is priced at $114,000. Act fast if you want to get your hands on one of this fascinating watch.

A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone Watch a Timeless Classic

If you feel at home when you’re on the go, then the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone Watch is the perfect timepiece for you. Classic, reliable, and able to track the time of major cities all over the world, the Lange 1 Time Zone is the perfect traveling companion.
A. Lange and Sohne watches always exude a sort of Old World elegance, and the Time Zone is no exception. Using large letters reminiscent of the fonts used on trains in the 1800s and featuring roman numerals in place of the standard Arabic setting, the watch captures the feel of another time and place.

That is not to say that the mechanics of the watch haven’t changed over the years. In fact, the Lange 1 incorporates Time Zones—a process that hadn’t been devised back in the early days of A. Lange and Sohne.
In addition to the time zone function, the timepiece features a date function, day and night indicators,
The dial of the watch is a unique take on the classic watch design. Almost all of the major cities of the world are listed around the edge of the timepiece, decorating the dial even in its function for the time zone feature.
Combine the technical elements with the classic looks and luxurious materials of the watch, and the Lange 1 Time Zone watch is a home run. The time is displayed on one of the larger circles within the dial, marked cleanly with roman numerals and hatch marks for minutes.
A large date display is featured on the upper right hand portion of the dial, making it easy to find, but also balancing out the geometric configuration of concentric circles with a rectangle. The luminescent hands on all of the dials make the watch very easy to read, even in darker rooms.

The anti-glare treatment applied to the dial window will keep the watch looking great both in and outdoors. The transparent case back adds another visual element to the watch, allowing the wearer to see the technical masterpiece of the watch.
Of course, Lange and Sohne don’t stint on the coverings, either. The watch comes in several variations, but one of the most appealing combinations is the 18 k rose gold case with the comfortable, yet stylish leather strap.
If you are looking for a watch with a classic appeal that will look great in any and every location, why not try the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone Watch?