Reference: 238.026. Case: 18-carat white gold. Dial: solid silver rhodié. Hands: Rhodiumed gold and blued steel. Functions: Hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; annual calendar with analogue date, day of week and month; moon-phase display; 72 hours power reserve. Case: Diameter: 40.0 millimetres; height: 10.1 millimetres.
The name 1815 stands for the birth year of Ferdinand A. Lange, who established Germany’s precision watchmaking industry in Glashütte. The design of the 1815 is characterised by traditional style elements: with blued hands, Arabic numerals and the railway-track minute scale, it is a worthy ambassador of Lange’s watchmaking heritage.
The name of the 1815 UP/DOWN refers to the birth year of Ferdinand A. Lange and to the brand’s iconic UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator, a device first used in historic pocket watches and marine chronometers. It dates back to a Lange patent granted in 1879.
With analogue displays for the date, day of week and month as well as a moon-phase display calculated to remain accurate for 122.6 years, the 1815 ANNUAL CALENDAR is an ideal everyday companion. Like every timepiece crafted by the manufactory, the classic, pocket-watch-inspired models of the 1815 family conceal a movement developed in-house and composed...