On June 19, 2017, Lange A. Lange & Söhne released the new 1815 CHRONOGRAPH in Shanghai. This new member of the 1815 family has a white 18K gold case and a black pulsometer dial with 1815’s signature rail minute scale. 1815 was the birth year of Ferdinando Adolf Lange, the founder of Lange, and the initial era of German railway development. At the event, Lange displayed the 1815 watch in a beautifully made mini railway scene, leading everyone to review the legendary era of German railways.
Lange 1815 CHRONOGRAPH launch event
In 1835, the first railway in Germany was completed, marking the beginning of the German railway era. Later, Germany’s first long-distance railway was finally opened to traffic in 1839, connecting Dresden, the capital of the Kingdom of Saxony, and Leipzig, the largest city in Saxony. This Dresden-Leipzig railway is the first steam train railway in Germany, and also connects the first standard gauge railway tunnel in continental Europe, which has great historical significance. The rapid development of railways in Germany has made precision watchmaking more important in society: At the time, both the Leipzig Observatory and the Dresden Mathematical Physics Salon provided local ‘average local time’, with a 5 minute 30 second meridian difference , And each station along the line uses different local time, it is very necessary for the railway company to equip the journey with a precision timer to calibrate the time. In this era, Mr. Lange’s career in the small town of Glashütte laid an important cornerstone for the precision watchmaking industry in Saxony, and also made an invaluable contribution to the scientific development of Saxony.
The boom of railways in Germany makes precision watchmaking more important in society
At the launch event, Lange carefully constructed a mini scene of the Dresden to Leipzig railway, and displayed family members of the Lange 1815 series next to the track, including the classic 1815 rose gold watch and the 1815 with four hands UP / DOWN and complex precision double-tracking perpetual calendar 1815 RATTRAPANTE PERPETUAL CALENDAR. By traveling back and forth between the mini trains of Dresden and Leipzig, Lange led everyone to experience the historical and cultural connotation behind 1815 with a novel and interesting perspective: the classic design element of the minute track scale of the train, not only makes people The pocket watch created by the founder Mr. Adolf Lange is a tribute to the 19th century railway era in Germany.
The Lange mini railway scene presents the timeless style of the 1815 series
The new Lange 1815 CHRONOGRAPH, like other Lange masterpieces, embodies the brand’s spirit of excellence and meticulous watchmaking. A black and white contrast between the white 18K gold case and the black pulsometer dial. The symmetrical arrangement of the small seconds dial on the left and the 30-minute accurate jumping minute integral on the right forms a strong visual contrast; in addition to the classic train track minute scale, the streamlined The bezel and slim lugs highlight the chic look of the pocket watch. With the efforts of generations of Lange watchmakers and the pursuit of excellence in quality and design aesthetics, Lange watches are not only a sophisticated high-end timepiece, but also a beautiful carry-on.