The Saxon Haute Horlogerie brand has launched four incredible fashion watches over the past year.
A.Lange & Söhne is a brand we highly value because of its ability to combine strong watchmaking capabilities with artistic craftsmanship. Whether we’re talking about something as incredibly complex as the Tourbograph, or the more classic 1815, the attention to detail is the same across all collections. Over the past year, A. Lange & Söhne has launched several impressive technological innovations, from which we have selected the best four. Here are the best watches from A. Lange & Söhne for 2021.
A. LANGE & SÖHNE CABARET TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST
No review of last year’s best watches from A. Lange & Söhne would be complete without mentioning the return of the Cabaret. A. Lange & Söhne, long desired by collectors and enthusiasts around the world, finally presents a new rectangular timepiece, first introduced in 1997. The new Cabaret Tourbillon Handswerkskunst is available in platinum and has a similar construction to the original. The matte grey dial features a hand-engraved diamond pattern and is covered with a layer of translucent enamel. The opening of the tourbillon escapement is flanked by the power reserve and small seconds subdial. Flip the watch over to reveal more of the diamond pattern on the dial, as well as the large fine-grained German silver bridge. As you might expect, all 370 components are impeccably hand-finished.
29.5mm x 39.2mm – Curved Rectangular Platinum Case, Lassa Sand and Polished – Curved Sapphire Crystal, Sapphire Case Back – 18K White Gold Dial in Matte Grey – Various Elements on Tremblage Finish – Hand-engraved pastilles in Central scroll – Translucent enamel – Rhodium-plated white gold hands and indices – Calibre L042.1, Internal – Manual winding – 370 components, including 45 jewels – One-minute tourbillon with stop-seconds – 21,600vph – 120 Hourly power reserve – hours, minutes, small seconds, power reserve, tourbillon with stop-seconds, outsize date.
A. LANGE & SÖHNE TRIPLE SPLIT rose gold and blue dial
The Triple Split by A. Lange & Söhne is the undisputed king of chronographs. The unparalleled sophistication and incredible attention to detail is astonishing. Chronograph seconds, minutes and hours capable of dividing time threefold, Triple Split was first introduced in 2018. In 2021, we see the addition of this rose gold and blue dial model. The one-piece split-seconds chronograph movement with flyback has been assembled and tested twice. All 567 components are meticulously crafted to form a moving micro-city full of depth and detail. To be sure, this is an impressive watch, not only technically and aesthetically, but also in terms of size. With a diameter of 43.2mm and a height of 15.6mm, it is a watch through and through.
43.2mm x 15.6mm – 18K rose gold case with satin-brushed finish and – sapphire crystal on both sides – solid silver dial, finished in blue – contrasting sub-dials – applied and polished gold indexes – rose gold hours, minutes and small Seconds Hand – Rhodium-plated and Rose Gold Hand for Chronograph Display – Calibre L132.1, Internal – Manual Winding – 567 Components – 46 Jewels – 21,600vph – 55 Hours Power Reserve – Hours, Minutes, Seconds – Triple Band Split-seconds chronograph with flyback function – power reserve indicator – blue alligator leather strap with rose gold buckle.
A. LANGE & SÖHNE ZEITWERK HONEYGOLD Lumens
A. Lange & Söhne One of our favorite watches from 2021 is one we haven’t seen yet in metal, or rather the Honeygold. However, considering it’s an adaptation of an existing model we hold dear, we wouldn’t hesitate to include it anyway. Part of the brand’s “Lumen” collection, the Zeitwerk Honeygold Lumen features a partially tinted sapphire crystal dial. This reveals part of the mechanism underneath, but also lets the luminous numbers on the disc glow. However, the A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Honeygold Lumen not only features a new Honeygold look, but also an upgraded movement. One of the downsides of the original Zeitwerk, if you can call it a downside, was its relatively short power reserve. Its new movement, derived from the Zeitwerk Date, launched in 2019, features two stacked barrels that double the power reserve to 72 hours.
41.9mm X x12.6mm – 19K Honeygold Case, Polished and Brushed – Sapphire Crystals on Both Sides – Hour Indication Quick Correction in Pushers – Sapphire Crystal Dial, Coated – Time Bridge, in German Silver, Black Rhodium Plated – 18k Honeygold Hands – Luminous Jumping Hours and Minutes – Calibre L043.9, Internal – Manual Winding – 462 Components – 61 Jewels – 18,000vph – Cam Balance Wheel – In-house developed lever escapement with spring – one- Minute remontoire for constant power and minute jumping – hours and minutes with jumping numerals, small seconds with stop seconds, power reserve indicator.
A. LANGE & SÖHNE LANGE 1 Perpetual Calendar Limited Edition
One of the most important collections for A. Lange & Söhne is Lange 1. Part of the inaugural quartet launched when the brand was resurrected in 1994, the Lange 1 had a radical presentation at the time, with no sign of overlapping each other. Over the years, we’ve seen the collection expand with more complex displays and movements. Launched last year, the Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar was the first full calendar movement without a tourbillon escapement. Nonetheless, it is by no means a simple watch and remains faithful to what the Lange 1 should be. The calendar indications are distributed over the entire dial, with no cross hands or dual displays (except for the small seconds with moon phase and day/night indication).
41.9mm x 12.1mm – 18K White Gold Case, Matte Polished and – Sapphire Crystal Front and Back – Solid 18K Rose Gold Dial, Matte – Rhodium Plated White Gold Hands and Indexes – Caliber L021.3, In – House – Automatic Winding – Homemade hairspring – 621 components – 63 jewels – 21,600vph – 50 hours power reserve – hours, minutes, seconds, oversized date display, day of the week, month and leap year, moon phase display and day/night indicator.