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Handwerkskunst

Handwerkskunst , the German word for “artisanship”, is an attribute of distinction that A. Lange & Söhne has been using since 2011 to identify special limited-edition watches whose dials and movements are endowed with rare finissage and engraving techniques. On December 7th of last year, the expert craftsman at the Saxon manufactory created the 1815 TOURBILLON HANDWERKSKUNST. It is an entirely new model that not only stands out with exceptional decorative elements, but also unites two patented mechanisms. The ZERO-RESET function, which was first launched in 1997 by A. Lange & Söhne is paired with the stop-seconds device for the tourbillon that was introduced in 2008. Together, these mechanisms make it possible to stop and set the timepiece with one-second accuracy.

Limited to 30 watches, the special-edition model is available in a pink-gold case with a diameter of 39.5 millimeters. A. Lange & Söhne’s fifth HANDWERKSKUNST edition is a precious homage for Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the great Saxon watchmaking pioneer and his 200th birthday.

As a renowned pocket watch maker in the town of Glashütte (near Dresden) in the state of Saxony, Ferdinand Adoph Lange was a true craftsman amongst the already thriving watch makers of the era. With his own style and finesse, he managed to set himself apart from the Swiss watcher makers with embellishments and design features that are distinctly his own. Even to this day, timepieces from A. Lange & Söhne can be instantly recognized by even the most novice of watch collectors.

If by chance you happen to own an A. Lange watch, there is an even more distinct timepiece that you can purchase now that is sure to make you the envy of your A. Lange & Söhne brethren. What is it? Well, it is only the fifth watch given the HANDWERKSKUNST  designation in the company’s history. Known as the 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst, this new timepiece is a marvel of engineering. The German word for “artisanship”, HANDWERKSKUNST is a distinction that A. Lange & Söhne has been using since 2011 to identify special limited-edition watches whose dials and movements are endowed with rare finissage and engraving techniques. The expert craftsman at the Saxon manufactory created this watch to celebrate the 200th birthday of their namesake founder.

Not only does the new timepiece stand out with its exceptional decorative elements, but it also unites two patented mechanisms that were made in-house. The ZERO-RESET function, which was first launched in 1997 by A. Lange & Söhne is paired with the stop-seconds device for the tourbillon that was introduced in 2008. Together, these mechanisms make it possible to stop and set the timepiece with one-second accuracy.  Limited to a very scant 30 watches, the special-edition model is available in a always classy pink-gold case with a diameter of 39.5 millimeters. Looking good never was so easy. As for telling the time, well, when seconds count, this watch is it.

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