The base model in the “Homage to F. A. Lange” 175th Anniversary Collection is the 1815 Thin Honeygold, a slim, time-only watch that’s a restrained, formal-dress watch.
Though the simplest watch in the 175th anniversary line up, the 1815 Thin also the best variation of Lange’s ultra-thin watch. The standard version of this watch is the Saxonia Thin, a watch that’s a little staid. The anniversary “Thin”, on the other hand, has been reworked with a new, larger case as well as fired enamel dial dial – an extra rarely found on accessibly-priced Lange watches.
The 1815 Thin is notably appealing, not so much for its thinness, but how well it has been executed despite being minimalist.
The standard Saxonia Thin is overly plain, but the 1815 Thin manages to be compelling, mainly due the slightly larger case and fired enamel dial. And the 1815 Thin is also affordable as limited edition Lange watches go.
Simple done right
Made of two parts, the enamel dial sticks to the pocket-watch inspiration of the 1815. At 38 mm by 6.3 mm, the case is slightly larger and thicker than that of the Saxonia Thin (which is 37 mm by 5.9 mm), in order to accommodate the enamel dial.
The movement is the same L093.1 found in the Saxonia Thin, but as with the rest of the anniversary watches, it’s been dressed up for the occasion. It has a frosted finish on the three-quarter plate as well as black-rhodium filling for the engraving on the balance cock and plate.
Key facts and price
A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Thin Honeygold “Homage to F.A. Lange”
Diameter: 38 mm
Height: 6.3 mm
Material: 18k Honeygold
Water resistance: 30 m
Functions: Hours and minutes
Frequency: 21,600 beats per hour (3 Hz)
Power reserve: 72 hours
Strap: Leather with 18k Honeygold pin buckle
Limited edition: 175 pieces
Availability: Starting September at boutiques and retailers
Price: €33,000 (including 19% German VAT)
For more, visit Alange-soehne.com.
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