With this year being the 200th anniversary of the birth of A. Lange & Söhne’s founder, it was inevitable that Lange would celebrate with some special watches. First there was the F. A. Lange 1815 anniversary watch in solid platinum with black dial (200 piece limited), and now this. Now is this limited edition piece — also in a 40mm case and also a limited edition series of 200 pieces. But this one is cased in Lange’s proprietary “honey gold”, a special alloy that is paler in color and physically harder than regular yellow gold thanks to the inclusion of silicon in the mix.
The honey gold 1815 is a drop dead gorgeous watch, with solid silver dial with a grained surface, and the Lange Caliber L051.1 on display through the caseback. The L051.1 is a hand-wound caliber with a 55 hour power reserve; it’s German silver three quarter plate and other components are impeccably finished, including the engraved balance cock.
This special edition will retail for $33,500, and each of the 200 pieces will of course be individually numbered.