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