A. LANGE & SÖHNE 1815 MOONPHASE “HO­MAGE TO F.A. LANGE”

World of Watches (Singapore) - - Agenda | Watch Collector -

How did you ac­quire it?

This watch had a lim­ited pro­duc­tion of 265 pieces in honey gold; I was lucky to find an un­worn one in Tokyo.

Why this watch?

Iron­i­cally, I ac­tu­ally think that this is one of the least “Lange-es­que” watches out there, so this might not be what you’d ex­pect an A. Lange & Söhne fan to col­lect. I think it’s a very emo­tive watch, and al­though I am gen­er­ally par­tial to more aus­tere look­ing watches, I was blown away by the guil­lochage on the dial, and the over­all colour com­bi­na­tion of the blued hands, blue moon phase in­di­ca­tor, and the brand’s pro­pri­etary honey gold case. Then, there is the ex­quis­ite en­grav­ing on the move­ment. I also like the moon phase’s ac­cu­racy – a day’s de­vi­a­tion ev­ery 1,058 years will mean that the­o­ret­i­cally, the moon phase dis­play will still be ac­cu­rate in the year 3000.

How does this watch fit into your gen­eral life­style?

Com­pared to the other two, this one’s a lit­tle dressier, so I only wear it when it’s suit­able, and if I feel like it.

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