An extra-hard yellow gold alloy exclusive to A. Lange & Söhne, honey gold makes a comeback with the 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” limited edition.
With 2015 the bicentenary of the birth of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, founder of the eponymous German watchmaker, A. Lange & Söhne has introduced not one, but two 1815 limited editions. The first anniversary edition was in platinum and introduced in February, and the second is a very similar 1815 in honey gold that just made its debut at Watches&Wonders in Hong Kong. Limited to 200 pieces, the 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” has a 40mm case made of honey gold. Used only once before in the 165th Anniversary “Homage to F.A. Lange” limited edition watches introduced in 2010, honey gold is an alloy that is harder than typical yellow gold, thanks to part to silicon mixed into the metal. And honey gold is also a paler shade than conventional yellow gold, hence its name.
The honey gold 1815 has a solid silver dial with a grained surface, similar to that found on vintage marine chronometers. The movement inside is the L051.1, a hand-wound calibre with a 55 hour power reserve, as well as all the hallmarks of a Lange movement like the three-quarter plate and engraved balance cock.
|Each watch is engraved “XXX/200” on the back
The 1815 “200th Anniversary F. A. Lange” in honey gold is priced exactly the same as the platinum edition at S$48,300, which is equivalent to US$33,900.Back to top.