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An ambassador of tradition

The design of the 1815 is characterised by traditional hallmarks: with blued hands, Arabic numerals and the railway-track minute scale, it is an ambassador of Lange’s watchmaking tradition. The movement is endowed with traditional features as well such as the three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, the blued screws, the screwed gold chatons and the hand-engraved balance cock.

Side view of the 1815 in pink gold.

With its name, the 1815 refers to the birth year of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, the manufactory’s founder. In 1845, he set off for Glashütte, a village in Saxony. His bold decision was not only the groundbreaking moment for German precision watchmaking but also helped start a new economic upswing in a distressed region. His pocket watches quickly gained global acclaim and became esteemed companions in affluent circles.

The 1815 is in the tradition of F. A. Lange

Movement L051.1

Number of parts


Number of rubies


Number of chatons


Power reserve

55 hours when fully wound


Frequency: 21600 semi-oscillations per hour

Beat-adjustment system: Screw balance

Movement measures

Diameter: 30.6 mm; height: 4.6 mm

Movement Movement