A. Lange & Söhne Handwerkskunst Collection, genealogies of ornament

The German manufacturer presents its Handwerkskunst collection featuring seven models of extraordinary timepieces

by Sophia Negri

The Handwerkskunst collection is composed of seven models, made with rare and often revisited techniques. Among these, there is the 1815 Tourbillon, the first watch by A. Lange & Söhne to be equipped with a tourbillon seconds stop and a zero-reset hand-setting function.

With the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst, masters, finishers, engravers, and enamellers faced the thrilling challenge of further improving the enormous decorative effort that A. Lange & Söhne is famous for.

In 2015, the year of the 200th anniversary of Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s birthday, this timepiece, based on maximum precision, was proposed in the Handwerkskunst limited edition of 30 pieces with extraordinary decorations on the dial and calibre.

Mechanical precision is reflected in every detail of the L102.1 Manufacture calibre which is finished with the highest meticulousness and passion.

The 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar model, limited to 15 pieces, has a dial and case back in blue-enamelled white gold, finished with relief engravings. Honed with special decoration techniques, the calibre fascinates with its rare and interesting combination of a split-seconds chronograph and perpetual calendar with moon phase.

(A. Lange & Söhne Handwerkskunst Collection, genealogies of ornament – Barchemagazine.com – September 2022)