Captivating Time: A. Lange Söhne’s 1815 Movement in Dubai
Would you like to take a closer look inside A. Lange & Söhne’s calibre L051.1? You can now at the brand’s boutique at The Dubai Mall.
Composed of 49 movement parts of the Lange calibre L051.1 and seemingly hovering in mid-air, this large 3D installation of A. Lange & Söhne’s 1815 movement provides viewers with the chance to see its renowned hand-engraved balance clock, screwed gold chatons, and a three-quarter plate in utmost detail.
Moreover, the installation reveals traditional elements of Lange’s precision watchmaking skill. It was taken from the 1815 movement and enlarged 25 times. The pieces seem to have been thrown out from from somewhere but so positioned mechanically that they seem at once graceful and logically (which they are) situated.
The largest component here is the quarter plate that weighs around 80 kilograms. Comprising a solid brass core that was chosen with nickel. But it is also here that the true artistry takes place. The three-quarter plate, which weighs around 80 kilograms. It is made of a solid brass core that was bound with nickel and painstakingly lined with gold leaf – justifying the A Lange & Sohne’s amazing use of technology and art.
For clients here in the Middle East, the installation is a great thing to have it in a boutique. This year is all about celebrations for for us here in the Middle East. It is a great piece to have it in our boutique as we celebrate this year the 200th birthday of the brand’s founding father who was born in 1815. Towering above our heads in a mesmerizing fashion, the installation is also reveals the ideal chance to share with clients eager for an explanation on the complexity of Lange movements.
A. Lange & Sohne is located on the ground floor of The Dubai Mall. Tel: +971 43253923