HANDS-ON: Saxony at its most serious – UK Cheap Replica A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down

Even though there’s no doubt that the darlings of A. Lange & Söhne’s lineup are the more contemporarily styled pieces like the Lange One and the Zeitwerk, there’s still a place for deeply traditional design the catalogue of Glashütte’s favourite son – and that’s the 1815 collection.

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Named for the year of founder Ferdinand A. Lange’s birth, the 1815 family of watches takes as its inspiration early marine chronometres. First developed in the 18th Century, these ship-bound timepieces were extremely accurate, and a vital tool in navigation. And while the design isn’t what we’d associate with tool watches these days, make no mistake, legibility and reliability were the name of the game. It’s logical that Lange, those masters of function and style, adopt this distinctive look as the trademark for their 1815 collection. With the blued sword-style hands, railroad minute track (with the brand’s distinctive triple dot at the cardinal points) and the ornate, Jugendstil numerals the luxury fake A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down would look just as stylish in 1915 as it does today.

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For me though, the most charming feature of this watch is the bottom-heavy subdial layout, a sure sign (if any were needed from Lange) that the L051.2 movement definitely isn’t an off the shelf ebauche. And while the right-hand dial displays the running seconds, it’s the Auf/Ab indicator on the left that is the soul of this watch. If your deutsche is up to scratch (or you’re just observant), you’ll have worked out that Auf/Ab means Up/Down and that this is a power reserve read out, showing off the 72 hour power reserve. Aside from adding balance to the dial, the inclusion of the power reserve indicator again harks back to the time when this sort of watch was a critical tool, and knowing when it was about to stop telling the time was serious business. Sale Replica A. Lange & Söhne Watches Online UK.

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These days it’s less crucial, but there’s no doubt the 1815 Up/Down looks the business – it’s a serious, sober watch, the sort of timepiece the mountains of Saxony have been producing for centuries. There’s no reason you couldn’t dress it down a little, but to really make that pink gold case shine, wear it with a suit.
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A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Up/Down, in pink gold on a pin buckle, $33,200

UK Cheap Replica A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Timezone – a Personal Story part 1

The German watch brand replica watches A. Lange & Söhne has played an important role in my watch-collecting (and blogging) life. I admired the brand, and as I got to know them, and their watches, even better, my admiration only grew stronger. I guess that most serious collectors will say the same about the brand. Since we’re celebrating Monochrome’s tenth anniversary this year, it’s also a good moment to look back at some important moments. Moments that have defined me as a collector, and moments that have played a pivotal role for Monochrome. Lange was present in a major way at two of these important moments, and inspired this two-part story. Today I’m gonna look back at a weekend when I got extensive hands-on time (and I’m not talking about the few minutes to try a watch at the local authorised retailer) with watches from this German brand, and next week I’ll look back at a magnificent weekend I got to spend with them at Lake Como in Northern Italy.

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I guess, for frequent readers, it won’t come as a surprise when I say that I think A. Lange & Söhne is the apex of today’s watch industry, or at least of all big brands. It’s a matter of quality, style, and uniqueness.UK cheap replica A. Lange & Söhne watches have cemented their position as absolute top-tier watch brand over the past two decades and they have shown an unparalleled dedication to perfection. Lange isn’t part of the much famed Holy Trinity – Patek, Vacheron and AP – and I personally think that should change. Why? Because they are that good. The beginning of my real understanding of what makes a Lange was nine years ago. It was during a weekend, back in 2007, when a bunch of watch collectors gathered in the beautiful and historic town of Maastricht, in the far south of the Netherlands. We had one simple goal, and that was to share our passion for fine watches. And of course, while doing exactly that, we also enjoyed superb food, great wines, and camaraderie.

Several attendants owned one (or more) Lange & Söhne watches, and brought them for the weekend, for everyone to enjoy. For me that was when I got a good understanding and feeling, of what this brand stands for. It made a lasting impression, and my admiration for the brand has only increased over these past nine years. The first Lange that I handled for longer than the ubiquitous few minutes at the local retailer, was the luxury replica A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Timezone that was made in a limited edition for the authorised Lange & Söhne dealer, Leon Martens, who’s store is in Maastricht.

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At the time, Leon Martens celebrated their 100th anniversary, and for the occasion Lange agreed to make a limited edition of the Lange 1 Timezone that mentioned Maastricht as reference city for the GMT+1 time zone. Usually that is Berlin. And on the pièce unique that the owner of Best Car of Show at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este gets, it reads “Como” instead of Berlin, but more about that next week. Today we’re going to look at photos of the last available Lange 1 Timezone Limited Edition for Leon Martens and a ‘normal’ cheap replica A. Lange & Söhne white gold Lange 1 Timezone.

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Another thing that frequent readers of Monochrome will certainly notice is my affection for worldtimers and watches with a second time zone. The Lange 1 Timezone is the sportier, younger, a bit larger and a bit less classic, version of the Lange 1. When it comes to practicality this watch distinguishes itself as a perfect business traveler’s watch. This isn’t the piece you will wear for that vacation in the Maldives when you go deep sea diving. This is the piece that you will wear when traveling from one time zone to another for business purposes. It will not catch too much attention like some watches/brands do, however you will get praise from those in the know.

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During the weekend in Maastricht (you can see a brief report here) we got to see and handle so many watches. We got to talk to fellow enthusiasts, each and everyone with their own preferences, and with their own level of expertise. There was a representative of a brand, a part of the weekend was hosted by a retailer (aforementioned Leon Martens) and non-other than Mr. Roger Smith joined us for the entire weekend! This weekend ignited the watch passion even more, and it was pivotal for running Monochrome (it costs a LOT of time I can assure you, so a certain level of dedication is necessary).

As an aspiring collector this weekend was like a dream come true, and it was also superb for getting a proper feel of various ‘levels’ of watches. I say this because when you’re new to watches, you see and hear and read so many messages. And of course many brands have a very strong marketing machine that certainly colours your view on their watches. Slowly but gradually you will learn more, and be able to know the difference between facts and (marketing) fables. A lot of hands-on experience helps, meeting fellow collectors certainly helps, and discussing further via email or in a forum is also very helpful. However not every aspiring collector can or wants to spend many hours on this learning quest, so good and reliable sources of information are of the essence. That’s what we here at Monochrome are trying to provide you with, and I hope it will help. You can subscribe to our newsletter (in the right side column) and receive your daily dose of watches. It might also help.

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For now, one last glance at that lovely best fake A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Timezone limited edition…. Until next week.