Weekly Watch Photo – Lange und Söhne 1815

At Monochrome we really enjoy beautiful photographed watches and many of these pictures are made by watch collectors who are also passionate about photography. Today it’s Jocke’s A. Lange und Söhne 1815. 

More and more watch aficionados with a passion for photography share gorgeous photos they shot from they collection. Just think of the Watch Photographer, Martin Wilmsen, and Peter Chong who are all doing an amazing job! Somehow the real watch aficionados know how and what parts/angles of a watch to show on a photo. These are the photos that really appeal to other watch enthusiasts.

Jocke was one of the first watch aficionados making the most gorgeous photos of his watch collection. Lately he made photos of his A. Lange und Söhne 1815. Jocke shows the beautiful contrast between the solid silver (argenté) dial and the blued steel hands, placed on top of a jeans to enhance the contrast even more.

The photos below show the for Lange und Söhne so typical three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver. There are five screwed gold chatons, which are held in place by blued screws. The three-quarter plate is finished with the regular Glashütte ribbing.

The one-quarter of the movement that isn’t covered by the plate, shows the escapement with swan-neck regulator. The balance is held in place by the hand-engraved balance cock, that is decorated using free-hand techniques and this makes each 1815 a one-of-a-kind. Another lovely detail is the hand beveled edge of the three-quarter plate and the classic screw balance that beats with a frequency of 21,600 vibrations per hour.

The photo shows the A. Lange und Söhne 1815 in white gold, which measures 40 mm in diameter and is 8.9 mm thick. I’d say a perfect dress watch! The price of the A. Lange und Söhne 1815 is around $20k USD.

More of Jocke’s photos can be admired on his Watch Wallpaper website. Information about the Lange und Söhne 1815 and other models, can be found at the A. Lange und Söhne Website.

 

Frank Geelen

Frank Geelen is an expert on Haute Horlogerie and his horological heart beats faster from beautiful hand-finished mechanical movements. He loves to explain all technical details of complications like tourbillons, minute repeaters, constant force escapements and column-wheel chronographs and he has been doing that for more than seven years. Besides publishing daily here at Monochrome Watches, Frank also writes for several other publications, both online and offline.

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