In conjunction with the launch of its first boutique in Russia, A. Lange & Söhne introduces the Langematik Perpetual in white gold. This model joins two iterations of the Langematik Perpetual currently offered by Lange, one in pink gold, one in platinum. The watch also (obviously) has a black dial, though this is not the first Langematik Perpetual to have a black dial (in 2008 Lange made a limited edition in rose gold + a black dial for Singapore retailer Sincere Watch, as noted here).
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Last week was a big week for high-end watches here at Perpetuelle. We featured numerous incredible pieces, including the first openworked dial from FP Journe, an insanely gorgeous (and ultra-exclusive) cloissoné enamel dial from Laurent Ferrier, some cloissoné dialed watches by Ulysse Nardin, a hands-on review of the RL67 tourbillon by Ralph Lauren, and yes even a one-of-a-kind solid gold “007 Goldfinger” Omega. But let’s be real — these are rare and expensive watches that most can only dream of owning, let alone seeing in person.
So to start things off this week I’m going share with you a pair of new pieces from Frederique Constant, a brand known for delivering lots of watch for the money.
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When Ralph Lauren first entered the watchmaking business in 2009, aficionados balked at the idea of a timepiece with a fashion designer’s name imprinted on the dial. No matter the craftsmanship, the consistency of the design, or the quality of the movement, a watch emerging from a style guru’s empire just wasn’t going to cut it. Swept under the mat by enthusiasts, ignored the brand’s ambitions went, not unlike others who had attempted a horology upstart years before.
A one-of-a-kind piece: gold bracelet, gold case, gold dial, gold hands, gold. Created by Omega to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of James Bond epic Goldfinger. Not gold? The OMEGA Master Co-Axial calibre 8501 (more on “Master Co-Axial” below) revealed through the transparent crystal caseback. The rotor is gold, though!