Six months after the first interview, I am proud to bring to the pages of Perpetual Passion a new chat together with Andy Zhang, Client Director of A. Lange & Söhne for the Asia-Pacific area.
Regardless of his role in the world of watchmaking, Andy is a true watch enthusiast who likes to argue with people who have the same passion as him.
For many of us, 2020 has been a difficult year, especially for people from Northern Italy who have actually experienced two full-blown lockdowns, and we have not had the opportunity to see many of the innovations presented during the year. Thanks to Andy we made this video interview in which we analyze and discuss the new editions and collections of A. Lange & Söhne. I hope you like it and that it will allow you to get a more complete idea of these watches than the classic photos from acrtella stampa.
The “Homage to FA Lange” Anniversary Edition
2020 is the 175th anniversary of the creation of the first watchmaking factory in Glashutte created by Ferdinand Adolph Lange and the brand wanted to dedicate 3 new limited editions to celebrate this important anniversary. This whole collection has a common feature, namely the use of honeygold for the cashiers. It is a proprietary alloy patented by Lange capable of having a hardness higher than that of platinum, with the consequent increase in resistance to damage, and which has a unique color, similar to yellow gold but with decidedly warmer shades that recall the honey tones.
1815 RATTRAPANTE CHRONOGRAPH
This is Andy's favorite watch for 2020, we are faced with a rattrapante chronograph made in only 100 pieces with a fabulous black dial in silver. The caliber is completely new and decorated exclusively for this version. The recommended retail price is € 126'700.
1815 THIN HONEYGOLD "Homage to FA Lange"
Made in just 175 pieces, this new 1815 Thin Honeygold is as simple as it is elegant. The white enamel dial and the thickness of just 6.3mm for the case complete the work creating a timeless watch. The list price is € 32.
TOURBOGRAPH PERPETUAL HONEYGOLD "Homage to FA Lange"
It is the true masterpiece of the collection, made in a very limited edition of only 50 pieces. The combination of honeygold case and anthracite colored dial is perfectly balanced and the presence of 5 complications (tourbillon, constant force chain transmission, chronograph, rattrapante, perpetual calendar) places the watch on an incredibly high level. The list price is € 500.
Range 1 Time zone
Here we come to the new and updated version of the Lange 1 with dual time zone. The watch is incredibly easy to read and has a considerable number of complications: Local time with day and night indication, date, power reserve at 3 o'clock, second time zone with day and night indication at 5 and world time on the rotating flange. The recommended retail price starts at € 48.
Odysseus White Gold
After the steel edition with blue dial presented in 2019, Lange has decided to introduce a new version of its sports watch to the market, this time in white gold and anthracite dial with rubber and / or leather strap. Will he be able to break through the hearts of fans?
The list price is € 38'500.
I would like to thank Andy for his availability and for the fabulous opportunity he has given us.
For more information, visit the website of A. Lange & Söhne