The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph suits up in black and white
Black and white is synonymous with classic the way bread goes with butter, and the latest edit of A. Lange & Söhne's iconic 1815 Chronograph is certainly testament to this timeless aesthetic. Sharply dressed in a monochrome palette, the new addition to the 1815 collection is pure cutting-edge technology housed within the maison's signature pocket watch design — and one that's finished in a sleek case of white gold.
Trademarked with traditional style elements that recall the vintage heyday of haute horlogerie, the watch features a railway-track minute scale set against a jet-black dial. Playing up the beauty of symmetry, two sub-dials sit within the 39.5mm-sized frame; the right displaying a 30-minute counter and the left a small seconds indicator. A bevelled crown and two pushers controlling its chronograph functions tops the timepiece, perfectly complemented by straps of black alligator leather.
The arresting black and white visuals aside, this edition of the 1815 Chronograph additionally boasts a pulsimetre scale to track heart rates, graduated along the dial's outer-most edge from 40 to 200 beats. Flawless outside and inside, the immaculate proportions include the L951.5 Lange manufacture calibre, entirely decorated and assembled by hand — from its silver plates and bridges and column wheel to the snail of the precisely jumping minute counter, all visible from its sapphire crystal caseback. With sublime architecture, an understated lavish finissage and hallmark Lange design codes, reading off your watch just became one of life's little pleasures.
The new 1815 Chronograph is available at the A. Lange & Söhne boutique.