Fast Focus: 4 Fantastic Men’s Watches to Start the New Year Right

 |  January 12th, 2016

Dressing to impress, from the boardroom to global business meetings without missing a beat? Check out these four fantastic men’s watches that will have all eyes on you. The Jaeger-LeCoultre Master Ultra Thin Calendar watch ($24,300) is crafted in 18k white gold. The automatic caliber 891/2-448 provides the hour, minute, and seconds, as well as the day, date, month, and phases of the moon in balanced harmony. Part of an all-new collection from Cartier, the Clé de Cartier watch ($20,200) is fashioned from 18k white gold and features a new round look, with an elongated outer case and a shaped crown with a sapphire baguette.Just this past weekend, Cartier won the “Watch Design” Award at the industry’s Academy’s — GEM Awards —…

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Introducing the A. Lange & Sohne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst 2015 (Pre-SIHH 2016, prices,past versions)

 |  December 7th, 2015

Today in Dresden, A. Lange & Sohne unveiled the all-new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst at the jubilee celebration of the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferdinand A. Lange, founder of the Saxony brand. The new 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst (the fifth in the series started in 2011) embraces two patents from the Saxony brand: Zero-Reset (first launched in 1997) paired with the stop-seconds device for the tourbillon that was introduced in 2008.   By combining these two functions, the brand offers wearers the ability to set the timepiece to within one-second accuracy. What sets this 2015 Handwerkskunst apart from last year’s version is the exceptional black-rhodium finished pink gold dial. The stunning work of art sports a mottled “tremblage” engraved motif. A single…

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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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What Has 771 Parts, Retails for Just about $450,000 and Is Coming to Stores Very Soon? Up Close with the A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk Minute Repeater

 |  July 10th, 2015

By Gordon Henderson When A. Lange & Sohne launched the Zeitwerk line in 2009 and unveiled its digital display, the brand created an aesthetic that was something truly different from not only it’s other lines, but also from the high end watch community as a whole. The bold numbers that display the time via rings and disks instead of hands across the center of dial in a dominating and distinctive format laid the foundation for the brand to build different iterations of the iconic watch time and again. This year, A. Lange & Sohne announced the release of the Zeitwerk Minute Repeater – which is hitting stores very soon — and it is every bit as technical as it is…

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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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