With the majority of my SIHH appointments taking place tomorrow and the day after, today’s visit to the fair was entirely dedicated to arguably the finest brand in the show, A. Lange & Söhne.  Here’s a quick look at their three main new releases.

You know whenever you visit A Lange & Söhne that you’re in for a real treat. But after their award-winning Grand Complication super-watch from last year, I wondered, how would the German brand top that achievement in 2014?

The answer lies in what I consider the most spectacular watch from the whole SIHH show, the Richard Lange Perpetual Calendar Terraluna. Combining a harmonious regulateur display on through three concentric circles, combined with a discreet perpetual calendar displayed in windows patent-pending. So, where’s the moonphase you ask? On the display back of the watch you’ll find a patent-pending orbital moonphase, which also shows the moon’s position relative to the earth. 14 days of power reserve delivered to the constant force escapement via a remontoire.




Lange also presented the Grand Lange 1 Moonphase, a welcome addition to the brand’s principal Lange 1 collection. Here we have the signature look of the original Lange 1 with the addition of a moonphase indication cleverly placed right in the middle of the off-centered dial.


Finally, I got to see the 1815 Tourbillon. While this might look like just another open-dial tourbillon watch (albeit exquisitely finished), it actually holds two patented features from east Lange creations that help set the watch with greater precision and thus making it a more accurate ticker. In addition to the stop or “hacking” seconds which stops the balance wheel and second hand when the crowned is pulled out, the seconds hand jumps to the 12 o’clock or 0 seconds mark.


More in-depth posts on these piece to come in the coming weeks. For now, check out this hands-on look at the Grande Lange 1 on Hodinkee and an explanation of the 1815’s Tourbillon on Watches by SJX.
More SIHH goodness coming tomorrow!