For watch geeks like myself, SIHH is an annual pilgrimage on a par with Mecca, Bethlehem or Jerusalem. 17 brands — 5 days andmore wrist shots any man should have to witness. It doesn’t get better. One stand that I tend to gravitate towards is that of A. Lange & Söhne’s. When it comes to modern watchmaking, A. Lange & Söhne are right at the very top. And I’m excited to share their new launches for 2017 with you:
The first is the 1815 annual calendar. With a manually wound movement, analogue date, day and month indications as well as a moon-phase display, the 1815 annual calendar is deeply satisfying on every level.
The 1815 annual calendar is only the second A. Lange & Söhne with a calendar function (the first was a self-winding Saxonia Annual Calendar from 2010). The new 1815 features a manually wound movement and an analogue date. The manual winder is also a subtle homage to Ferdinand Adolph Lange. In 1866, he obtained a patent in the USA for his development of a crown winder that would replace the hitherto commonplace key-operated winding works, referring to it as “a useful mechanism for winding and setting watches”.