POWER-RESERVE INDICATOR

WOUND OR UNWOUND

The UP/DOWN display reminds the owner to rewind the watch before it stops running. The “AUF” (UP) denotes the fully wound and “AB” (DOWN) the fully unwound state of the mainspring. It is a traditional hallmark of our watches.

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THE POWER-RESERVE INDICATOR

UP/DOWN

The power-reserve indicator was useful especially for precision watches that were relied on for navigational purposes and other scientific applications. It indicates the state of wind and reminds the owner to rewind the watch before it stops running. In the display, the “AUF” (UP) denotes the fully wound and “AB” (DOWN) the fully unwound state of the mainspring. It is a traditional hallmark of A. Lange & Söhne watches.


The 1815 UP/DOWN features a special mechanical implementation of the display. It is no longer a modular addition to an existing movement but instead is integrated directly into the confined space of the movement with a specially designed planetary gearing. The result is a thinner silhouette and more elegant proportions. The compact ensemble is based on a 1940 patent granted to Otto Lange, a grandson of the manufactory’s founder.

COMPLICATIONS

OUTSIZE DATE
OUTSIZE DATE
The A. Lange & Söhne outsize date enables a date display with digits around three times as large as those in watches of comparable dimensions.
CHRONOGRAPH
CHRONOGRAPH
Chronographs and their manufacture movements have been flagship products of A. Lange & Söhne since 1999.
CALENDAR FUNCTION
CALENDAR FUNCTION
Lange models incorporate either annual calendars or perpetual calendars.
MOON-PHASE DISPLAY
MOON-PHASE DISPLAY
Most of our moon-phase displays reproduce the moon’s orbit with a precision of 99.998 per cent.
POWER-RESERVE INDICATOR
POWER-RESERVE INDICATOR
The UP/DOWN display reminds the owner to rewind the watch before it stops running.
TOURBILLON WATCHES
TOURBILLON WATCHES
The tourbillon improves the rate accuracy of a mechanical timepiece by overcoming the influence of gravity on the running of a watch.
THE FUSÉE-AND-CHAIN TRANSMISSION
THE FUSÉE-AND-CHAIN TRANSMISSION
The fusée-and-chain transmission is one of the most effective complications when it comes to increasing the rate accuracy of a mechanical watch.
CONSTANT-FORCE ESCAPEMENT
CONSTANT-FORCE ESCAPEMENT
The purpose of a constant-force escapement in a mechanical watch is to provide the escapement with a consistent flow of power, regardless of whether the watch is fully wound or nearly unwound.
CHIMING MECHANISM
CHIMING MECHANISM
Chiming mechanisms make it possible to hear the time.

EXPLORE FURTHER

MANUAL WATCHES
MANUAL WATCHES
A manually wound mechanical watch must be regularly rewound with the crown. This provides the mainspring barrel with fresh energy.
TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS
TRADITIONAL ELEMENTS
Traditional style and design hallmarks typify A. Lange & Söhne timepieces and imbue them with inimitable charisma.
FERDINAND ADOLPH LANGE EARLY YEARS
FERDINAND ADOLPH LANGE EARLY YEARS
Ferdinand Adolph Lange was a pioneering spirit who revolutionized precision watchmaking.

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