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The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Special Edition Model Manufactured Exclusively for Wempe

Wempe und A. Lange & Söhne are celebrating this year the 25th anniversary of their close collaboration. They are proud to present on this occasion a truly unique watch: the strictly limited anniversary model of the 1815 UP/DOWN. Its deep-blue dial made of solid silver attracts the attention of all connoisseurs because the rhodié-colored subsidiary dials at 3 and 9 o’clock are absolutely unmistakable and exclusively available in this special edition.

Two partners creating something unique: Wempe and A. Lange & Söhne

With the special edition model of the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 UP/DOWN, its wearer clearly shows his or her appreciation for finest watchmaking, great attention to the smallest detail (even thought it might be invisible), and a stylistically confident realization of a contemporary design with a bold two-tone dial.

The small seconds subdial and the power-reserve display (UP/DOWN) have a light color providing this special model with a contemporary appearance. Its discreet case diameter makes the 1815 UP/DOWN suitable for every occasion.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 UP/DOWN – 50 watches worldwide in white and in rose gold exclusively available at Wempe.

Bridge building from the classical to the contemporary period

A quarter of a century ago, the manufacture was reestablished in the town of Glashütte, and Wempe was one of the first partners of the traditional company. Its history reaches back to the foundation of the Glashütte watch industry by Ferdinand Adolph Lange. 1815, his year of birth, is the name given to the characteristic collection of hand-wound watches from A. Lange & Söhne. 

The 25 pieces in white gold and 25 in rose gold—one for each year of collaboration—have been manufactured exclusively for Wempe. The blue alligator skin strap with a pin clasp in white or rose gold matches the distinctive face of the 1815 UP/DOWN. The two partners build a bridge from the classical to the contemporary period with this exquisite limited edition model.

A Lange und Söhne 1815 caliber

Craftmanship at the highest level

Hand-wound caliber L051.2 developed by A. Lange & Söhne has a power reserve of 72 hours that is indicated by the UP/DOWN display after which this model is named. The transparent case back allows to view the classic quality features of traditional craftmanship cultivated by A. Lange & Söhne. First, the watches are assembled at A. Lange & Söhne and meticulously checked for their correct functioning. They are then disassembled again and the individual components are refined at the highest level. This includes the hand-engraved balance cock, the three-quarters plate with Glashütte ribbing, seven screwed and mirror-polished golden settings, and the gear train of the winding mechanism that is visibly integrated into the movement and embellished with a sunray decoration.

From a shared passion to a shared history

The shared history of Wempe and A. Lange & Söhne started already in the 1930s when Otto Lange and Herbert Wempe jointly founded the Glashütte Observatory Workgroup and cooperated in the production of marine chronometers. To celebrate Wempe’s 125th anniversary in 2003, A. Lange & Söhne created limited special edition models, which are nowadays much sought-after collector’s items. The special edition model of the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 UP/DOWN is the next step in the close cooperation of the two companies.

Four reasons for the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 UP/DOWN

- Limited to 25 pieces each in white and in rose gold
- Two-tone dial in deep-blue and silver
- Two-time assembled and highly refined manufacture movement
- Blue alligator skin strap matching the dial

We will be glad to provide you with personal advice on the novelties at your nearest Wempe branch—no matter if you are currently in New York, London, or perhaps Hamburg.