A. Lange & Sohne Unveils Stunning White Gold 1815 Chronograph at Watches & Wonders 2015

 |  September 29th, 2015

At Watches & Wonders this week, A. Lange & Sohne introduces some exciting new timepieces, one of which is the absolutely stunning 1815 Chronograph in  a special boutique edition in 18-karat white gold with a argente’  dial and blue numerals and pulsometer scale. The new case/dial color combo is both bold and alluring. Since 2010, the 1815 Chronograph, with Arabic numerals and railway-track minute scale, has stood as a benchmark, a design winner that blends the charisma of A. Lange & Söhne’s coveted pocket watches with today’s wrist watches.  The new watch, in honor of the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, features an argenté-colored dial made in solid silver. The pulsometer, used to measure heart-rate, is activated by stopping the time while counting 30 heartbeats. Then, on…

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A. Lange & Sohne Interprets the Understated Elegance of Black and White with Datograph Up/Down

 |  September 21st, 2015

Sometimes a beautiful picture really does say a thousand words. A. Lange & Sohne understands this and, as such, has taken some stunning imagery of the Datograph  Up/Down, a watch that has become an icon for the brand since the first Datograph unveiling in 1999. That watch incorporated the brand’s first proprietary chronograph caliber and features such technical advancements as the column-wheel design, jumping minute counter, oversized date and flyback function. In 2012, the brand incorporated a  power reserve indicator for the 60 hours of power reserve — marking the debut of the Datograph Up/Down (power reserve high or low). This version, crafted in platinum, has a captivating appeal — so much so that the brand has captured its essence…

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Be Among the First Consumers to See this Year’s Top Watches — Don’t Miss Madison Avenue Watch Week this Week in NY

 |  April 19th, 2015

This week in New York City, you can be among the first consumers ever to see, touch and try on some of the hottest watches of the new year. All week long, top Madison Avenue watch boutiques are showcasing new products that are just arriving in stores this spring and summer. Additionally, some brands are offering watchmaking demonstrations, and a few other notable special events — all to please the watch lover in you.  Indeed, this year’s Madison Avenue Watch Week boasts an impressive roster of watch brands on a 12-block stretch of Madison Ave that runs from 57th street to 69th street. Who’s involved in the haute horology line up?   A. Lange & Söhne, Chopard, David Yurman, de Grisogono, Fabergé, F.P. Journe,…

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Introducing the 1815 Anniversary A. Lange Limited Edition Watch from A. Lange & Sohne

 |  February 24th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson Last week, A. Lange & Sohne celebrated the 200th anniversary of its founder, Ferdinand Adolph Lange, at the brand’s newly minted NYC boutique. Lange was born on February 18, 1815 and as any astute horologist should know, helped place not only the brand, but also the former East German town of Glashutte, on the horological map. You can read more about that here. A Lange & Sohne has gone to great lengths to honor the contributions of the brand’s namesake and has done so most notably through its 1815 line, named so for the founder’s birth year. Thus, it is only fitting that for the 200th birthday, A. Lange & Sohne is releasing a 200-piece limited-edition run…

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A Retrospective of SIHH as it Celebrates 25 Years in 2015

 |  January 14th, 2015

Later this month, the Salon International d’la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) opens its doors to thousands of invited guests from around the world as  16 luxury brand exhibitors unveil their newest timepieces –watches destined to set the trend for the coming year in haute horology. This year marks the 25th edition of the exhibition, which first started in 1991. Interestingly enough, I was there. In fact, except for the year my daughter was born, I have been to every single SIHH and have watched the show morph, grow and become the luxury exhibition it is today. I remember when the announcement was made that Cartier was leaving the Basel Fair and participating in the new luxury show slated to make its debut in Geneva…

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