Based in Dresden, in Germany, Lang & Heyne is a small watch company that produces only a handful of watches annually, around 50 pieces a year, this is because they spend a lot of time working on their watches to make them beautiful.
At Baselworld 2019, Lang & Heyne they presented a new edition of their watch called Georg, 32th century Duke of Saxony, with a new black galvanic dial, available in a 40mm wide rectangular case measuring 9,4mm high and XNUMXmm thick.
Currently presented in only two versions, platinum and red gold, both featuring black enamel dials with Art Deco-style Arabic hour markers.
At 6 o'clock, it features a fairly large subsidiary seconds dial, which is actually a separate piece of always black enamel attached to the underside of the main dial. Along the lower periphery of the sub-dial is the “Made in Saxony” label.
The best part of the watch is the movement, the Caliber VIII, developed by Lang & Heyne, where instead of conventional bridges, we find stainless steel "cocks" that hold the gear train. This leaves the movement fully exposed, which in turn gives it a great three-dimensionality, which is simply mesmerizing.
The large balance wheel beats at 2,5Hz and the single barrel offers a decent 55-hour power reserve. Looking closely at the balance wheel, we can see that there is a small diamond used as the cornerstone. Finally, as you would expect, the movement is hand finished to a very high standard and includes work such as mirror polishing, beveling, brushing and so much more.
The Lang & Heyne Georg Enamel Black Dial will be priced at around EUR 35.300 in 18-karat red gold and EUR 47.500 in platinum.