The 165 Years – Homage to F.A. Lange” anniversary collection, A tribute to the founder of Germany’s precision watchmaking industry, as well as the horological heritage of Ferdinand Adolph Lange enriched with contemporary ingenuity . Dressed in novel gold alloy cases of hitherto unmatched hardness, the three impressive timekeeping instruments give a new face to the enduring watchmaking tradition of the Lange family as regards technical and aesthetic perfection.
The first collection is the Turbograph "Pour le Merite". Originally presented to the public in 2005 . It was the first one minute tourbillon wristwatch to use the fuse and chain transmission and a rattrapante chronograph . The watch is so complex that A. Lange and Sohne's manufactory in Glashutte could only make one every month . The watch has hours, minutes a power reserve display , one minute tourbillon with fuse and chain transmission , and a chronograph with rattrapante function . When fully wind the watch has a power reserve of 36 hours . The chronograph pusher is at 2 o'clock , the restart at 4 o'clock and the rattrapante push piece is at 10 o'clock. The 165 years edition of the watch is being issued in a gold case that is 41.2mm in diameter . The watch will be limited and numbered to 50 pieces worldwide, and will be sold as part of a set consisting of the 3 Homage to F.A. Lange edition watches all bearing the same limited edition number. The set cannot be split. Total retail price for the set is $705,200.
The second watch is the Lange 1 Tourbillon with stop seconds . A manually wound wristwatch with 72 hours of power reserve in a gold case , the Lange 1 Tourbillon with stop seconds is 38.5mm in diameter and has a date correction push piece at 10 o'clock . The crown winds the watch and sets the time. There is time display in hours , minutes and subsidiary seconds, a power reserve indicator , and that stop seconds tourbillon. There is also an outsize display at the 2 o'clock position. The watch will be limited and numbered to 150 pieces worldwide and the price will be at $171,800.
The last piece of the 165 years collection is the 1815 moonphase ,This watch shows hours , minutes and subsidiary seconds and an incredibly accurate moon phase display, runs by a suite of wheels that gives it, a unbelievable accurate ratio of error . Its error per lunar month is 6.61 seconds . That means that for the watch to accumulate enough error to be off by one day relative to the lunar cycle, it would have to have been running for 1,058 years. Price will be at $24,500 and is limited to 265 pieces only.