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Even as A. Lange & Sohne’s entry-level tourbillon, the 1815 Tourbillon impresses. Introduced in 2014, the tourbillon included the Zero-Reset mechanism and the stop-seconds mechanism for the tourbillon ( both patented), which allows the hands to reset to zero when pulling the crown while also stopping the tourbillon, thus enabling the user to easily set the watch to the nearest second. Following the elaborate Handwerkskunst edition of this watch three years ago, the watchmaker presents a new 100-piece limited edition with an enamel dial. This edition is slightly thicker at 11.3mm because the enamel accounts for 0.2mm of that, but is a lovely backdrop for the watch’s blued steel hands, black numerals and red “12” — also printed in enamel and fired separately.