A. Lange & Söhne had an incredible strong year and introduced several extremely complicated timepieces, like the Grand Complication (that we showed you here) and the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar. Besides these two complicated timepieces, they also introduced several less complicated pieces, like the 1815 Up/Down that will become a classic for this German brand.
When you go through all Weekly Watch Photo posts of this year (click here) than you’ll see that the good folks of Lange understand the power of a good photo. So from time to time they set off with a few watches and a good photographer to some of the local highlights. Just a few weeks ago we showed you the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual and the 1815 Up/Down photographed in the Horch museum (see here), today we’ll show a set of photos of the same watches, photographed in the Dresden Botanical Garden.
1815 is not only the year that Ferdinand A. Lange, the brand’s founder, was born in Dresden. In that same year the Dresden Botanical Garden was founded, which is a manifestation of this period of scientific enlightenment in the early 19th century. Dresden has a very rich history, and I’m not only referring to the destruction at the end of in WW II and the horrible years that followed. Dresden has a long history as the capital and royal residence for the Kings of Saxony, who for centuries furnished the city with cultural and artistic splendor. The city used to have an impressive baroque and rococo city center. Now-a-days the Katholische Hofkirche, the Semper Oper and the Dresdner Frauenkirche have been restored and parts of the historic inner city are of incredible beauty.
Now before this turns into a history lesson (please have a look at Wikipedia to learn more about Dresden), we show you the photos of two of the new 1815 Lange watches: the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar and the 1815 Up/Down (in white gold and in red gold).