Earlier this year WatchPro unveiled its Watches of the Year 2013, made up of 10 winning timepieces and 90 highly commended watches that we felt boasted commercial appeal, innovation and had wowed consumers and retailers alike over the past 12 months.
Highly commended for the WatchPro Luxury Watch of the Year 2013 was the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar.
Housing the eighth chronograph calibre developed by A. Lange & Söhne, the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar may have a traditional look but featuring horological complications galore on its well-organised dial, there’s nothing ordinary about it.
It houses a rattrapante chronograph, a perpetual calendar, a moon-phase display and a power reserve indicator.
The watch combines the technical allure of a rattrapante chronograph with the precision of a perpetual calendar that doesn’t need to be corrected until the year 2100, and then by only one day.
The design of the 1815 is characterised by traditional style elements, including blued hands and Arabic numerals, and the brand fittingly describes it as “a worthy ambassador of Lange’s watchmaking heritage”. Quite right.
To read a digital version of the WatchPro Watches of the Year 2013 edition click here.