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.
Presented at the moment in just two versions, platinum and red gold, both featuring black enamel dials with Art Deco Arabic markers.
At 6 o'clock, it features a fairly large subsidiary seconds dial, which is actually a separate piece of ever-black enamel attached to the underside of the main dial. Along the lower periphery of the secondary quadrant 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 “taps” that hold the gear train. This leaves the movement completely exposed, which in turn gives it a great three-dimensionality, which is simply fascinating.
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 a cornerstone. Finally, as you would expect, the movement is hand finished to a very high standard and includes works 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.