Wempe is a well-known German watch and jewellery company. Their partnership with Lange A. Lange & Söhne began as early as the 1930s, when Wempe’s headquarters in Hamburg introduced some Lange Pocket watch works are sold, and the third-generation successor of the brand, Otto Lange and Wempe’s second-generation Herbert Wempe, have also jointly built the Glashütte Observatory, which is quite personal.
In commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the long-term partnership with German watchmaker Wempe, Lange celebrates its 1815 Up / Down limited edition to celebrate
When Lange announced the re-emergence of the representative forum in October 1994 and brought four new works, in addition to the media to report, of course, the brand itself will invite well-known watch dealers including Germany and Switzerland to appreciate their home New products, including Wempe watch shop, Hellmut Wempe, who was in charge of watch shop business at the time, not only played with Lange watches, but also visited their watch factory. He was very impressed by his efforts and his inherited German watchmaking craftsmanship, so he was quite optimistic about the market prospects of Lange watches, and took practical actions to express a lot of support for the brand, and this order was 25 years old. Today, as Wempe’s business scope expands to the world, Lange watches can be seen in Wempe watch stores in Hamburg, New York and London, which are called Böhler of Lange watches.
1815 represents the year of birth of the founder of Lange, symbolizing that the creation of this watch was inspired by early pocket watch works, so the dials such as track scales and Arabic numeral time scales all show the charm of early Lange pocket watches.
In order to commemorate such a long-term cooperative relationship, in addition to the Lange 1 25th anniversary commemorative watch, Lange also recently launched an 1815 Up / Down limited watch as a thank you to Wempe for its support and gifts. The 1815 Up / Down limited editions are available in white and rose gold, with a limited edition of 25 pieces each in response to the anniversary.
The name of Up / Down is only the power reserve display. The watch has a power reserve display at 8 o’clock on the faceplate. The German watch has the characteristics of AB and AUF which represent the power consumption situation.
In terms of dials, this 1815 Up / Down limited watch uses the same dark blue as the previous Lange 1 commemorative watch. The design features of the 1815 series such as lugs, orbital scales and Arabic numerals are fully retained. The so-called Up / Down actually refers to the power reserve display. Therefore, there is a small dial at the 4 o’clock direction of the faceplate, and the power reserve display at the 8 o’clock position, which is the same as the Lange watch. In style, it uses AB for empty chain and AUF for full chain, but from the other digital scales on the dial, it can still be seen that this watch has a power reserve of 72 hours.
The transparent bottom cover reveals the exquisite craft figure of the movement L051.2, including the 3/4 plywood, the gold sleeve, and the carved engraved plywood, etc., and it is very charming. In addition, the limited number of the model can be seen at 1 o’clock on the case back.
Both the white and rose gold models are all in silver with a small silver dial and hour markers, but the hour and minute hands change correspondingly with the case material (for example, the hands of the white gold case are also white gold). Flip to the case back, under the transparent bottom cover is the L051.2 hand-wound movement. This movement is designed with 3/4 plywood, and the substrate is decorated with a large Glashütte diamond pattern, which can also be seen. German watches are more common with gold sleeves. As for the escapement of the movement, it is even more beautiful. Lange carefully engraved the balance wheel bridge by hand, and matched the advanced speed control mechanism to show the essence of advanced watchmaking. . The two watches are engraved with a limited number at the 1 o’clock direction of the bottom case. In addition, the remaining colors (face plate and strap) can be identified. This is a limited edition commemorative watch, which is in line with Lange’s low-key style.
1815 Up / Down Wempe
18K white gold material / L051.2 manual winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / diameter 39mm / limited to 25
1815 Up / Down Wempe
18K rose gold material / L051.2 manual winding movement / hour, minute, small seconds display / power reserve display / sapphire crystal, transparent bottom cover / diameter 39mm / limited to 25 pieces only
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