A. Lange & Sohne Watches: Love Affairs come Easy with the 1815 Tourbillon

 |  May 23rd, 2014

By Gordon Henderson A. Lange & Sohne watches are all about precision and ultimate craftsmanship – especially with the new A. Lange & Sohne 1815 tourbillon. A tourbillon watch movement is more a feat of human engineering than an actual watch complication. The development of the movement was done to counteract the most basic of human challenges, gravity. What goes up, must come down, which unbeknownst to Newton, adds to inefficiencies in the accuracy of a mechanical time piece over the course of, what else, time. Developed in 1795 by French Swiss watch maker Abraham-Louis Breguet, the escapement and balance wheel are placed in a rotating cage thereby nullifying the effects of gravity. The A Lange 1815 Tourbillon with stop-seconds…

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