Classic, always achieved in the past, those times are remembered, everything is beautiful. But no matter who we are, what abilities we have, how many connections we have, there is no way to turn back in time and enjoy the innocence that humans once possessed. We can only press the flyback button and imagine that we are restarting the elapsed time. With the retro flavor emitted by the watch, we enter another realm. Or, in fact, this is enough.
Time to fly back, restart the classic
Fei is a vocabulary that people often use to describe speed. Flying fast, flying, flying legs, walking like flying, and time flies. Time really flies, and it comes faster than anything that can fly, so all of a sudden, youth ends, and work begins; all of a sudden, the busyness is over, the sky is dark; all of a sudden, the child grows up and leaves Suddenly, her hair was pale, and there were two tired legs shouting after climbing a few stairs. I hope you do n’t fly in time, or fly back with us.
1815Chronograph does not have a large calendar, but with a simple and elegant faceplate, it exudes the classic flavor of the old times.
If you can go back in time and re-experience those memories that only exist in your mind, it should be a good thing. After all, people always love nostalgia, miss things that are called ‘classic’, and create a beautiful age of classics. A song, a camera, a car, a movie, there are nostalgic works in each era. The watch is also, so no matter how powerful the electronic watch is, it still has a retro-style dial.
In 2018, Lange replaced the 1815 Chronograph with an 18K rose gold case, exuding a warm color.
What does a retro dial look like? For example, the track-type minute scale, a frame with a frame on both sides of a straight line in minutes to form a grid-like scale like a train track. Such designs appeared in large numbers on pocket watches in the late 19th century, when the train flourished. It is trendy for those who live in that space-time background, but it is undoubtedly retro in the eyes of modern people. Of course, marking the minutes in this way is also good-clear and quick to know the exact information when reading the time. The Lange 1815 series watches use the orbital minute scale, with Arabic numerals, like Lange pocket watches more than a hundred years ago.
1815Chronograph 18K rose gold case, diameter 39.5 mm, hours, minutes, small seconds, flyback chronograph, pulse meter, L951.5 hand-wound movement, 60 hours power reserve, sapphire crystal glass and case back, crocodile leather watch Strap, white gold case with black dial.
For a historic brand, it is a glorious thing to be able to retell its story, especially when the brand founder is still a key figure influencing the development of precision timing equipment throughout the country. No wonder Lange wants to use FerdinandAdolphLange’s birth year (1815) as the series name. Every 1815 watch has the shadow of a pocket watch, even if its performance exceeds people’s requirements for pocket watches, the flyback chronograph is one of them. This mechanism appeared on the wristwatch around the 1930s. When pilots must time on the battlefield where every second counts, they only need to press the reset button and release it to start another time. It is not a traditional chronograph. You must press the stop button, then the zero button, and then the start button to start another timing.
The principle of flyback is actually not difficult, because in addition to letting the lever push the heart-shaped cam on the chronograph hand wheel and pressing the hand back to the 12 o’clock position, it can also clutch the timing and travel time system; that is, That is to say, separate the travelling wheel train and the central chronograph seconds hand gear before returning to zero, then reset to zero, then connect the timing and travelling system again, and complete three actions by pressing the time of one handle.
The diameter of the L951.5 hand-wound movement is 30.6 mm. It consists of 306 parts (34 stones, 4 gold sleeves), an eccentric weight balance, a vibration frequency of 18,000 times per hour, and a power reserve of 60 hours.
The chronograph is inherently fun to operate, and it is more interesting to operate a chronograph with flyback capability. As if you can make time go backwards by pressing the handle, you can directly go back to the original point and start again in the continuous counting process. However, the really powerful technology of 1815Chronograph lies in the precise instant jump integration mechanism, which means that the hands on the scoreboard can jump to the next scale at the instant when the timing is exactly 60 seconds. Yes, not all chronographs can do this. Most of the chronograph minute hands are when the central chronograph second hand reaches the position of 50 seconds, it slowly advances to the next scale by half a division, and it does not jump until the time is 60 seconds. Segmentation is not in place, it’s just that in the eyes of demanding collectors, it’s not enough refreshing. A jump integral mechanism like Lange can only be called smart.
For the purpose of aesthetically deliberately curved parts, the multi-level chronograph structure is more complicated. With superb chamfering and polishing, it can be described as a top chronograph.
Watching this brilliant technique can be on the surface or on the back. Lange’s movement is always so beautiful that even the simplest entry-level models, such as balance bridge carving, gooseneck trimmer and even a chamfer, can attract the attention of watch lovers. The chronograph movement is more exciting, especially the L951.5 hand-wound movement with horizontal clutch mechanism, which places the travel time and the timing system on the same plane, and no one blocks it. In the process of pressing the handle, the gears are connected and separated, and the moment when the pawl hooks the chronograph minute hand gear every 60 seconds, the picture is also displayed.