At the Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie (SIHH) in Geneva, journalists and dealers enthusiastically welcomed the 2013 debuts collection of A. Lange & Söhne. Now, the new timepieces from the eminent Saxon manufactory are touring the globe from Asia via the Middle East to Paris and Dresden and then back to Asia. Their journey begins at the new Lange boutique in Singapore on 25 February 2013, a second collection will be shown at the same time at the new Lange boutique in Palm Beach.
The stations and dates of the five-month tour at a glance:
Singapore (25 February to 5 March)
Palm Beach (25 February to 8 March)
Seoul (11 to 17 March)
Shanghai (25 to 31 March)
Tokyo (6 to 14 April)
Dubai (22 to 29 April)
Abu Dhabi (1 to 10 May)
Paris (18 to 26 May)
Dresden (2 to 9 June)
Hong Kong (17 to 23 June)
The focus this year, to match the motto for 2013 – “Unique by Tradition” – is on the 1815 timepiece family. The 1815 RATTRAPANTE PERPETUAL CALENDAR melds the technical fascination of a split-seconds chronograph with the enduring precision of a perpetual calendar that does not need to be corrected until the year 2100, and then by merely one day. The sleek perfection of the 1815 UP/DOWN with a power-reserve indicator reflects the A. Lange & Söhne style in its purest form. Additionally, the manufactory is show-casing the most complicated Lange wristwatch of all time: the GRAND COMPLICATION. However, this exceptional timepiece will only be shown later this year at special events.
Apart from the new members of the 1815 family, A. Lange & Söhne is presenting a new platinum version of the SAXONIA ANNUAL CALENDAR that was launched three years ago, and two jewellery versions of the SAXONIA AUTOMATIC. Newcomers also grace the LANGE 1 family: the GRAND LANGE 1 in white gold with a black dial as well as luminous hands and appliques, and the limited-edition GRAND LANGE 1 “Lumen” with a luminous outsize date and a semi-transparent dial.