When it comes to high-end timepieces, Swiss-made is usually the standard to go by. Defying those odds is premiere German watch brand A. Lange & Söhne, a company founded in 1845 and still making some of the world’s most innovative and costly timepieces today.
I read about A. Lange recently when the company won an award for its Cabaret Tourbillon timepiece, the reader-judged “Watch of the Year 2009” presented by newspaper Welt am Sonntag and Armbanduhren (Wristwatch) magazine. (See image above.) The readers were definitely wowed by a world’s first in the realm of tourbillons: the inclusion of a ‘hack seconds’ (or ‘stop seconds’) feature. This basically means that when the crown is pulled out from the watch, the seconds stop running to allow for more accurate time setting.
Another relatively recent innovation from A. Lange (March ’07) was the unveiling of the first wearable mechanical watch with a 31-day power reserve. In layman’s terms, this means that the watch only has to be wound once a month, in this case, with a special key.
While we don’t have the brand new Cabaret Tourbillon yet on Portero, we do have a gorgeous A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Platinum Men’s Automatic 101.035 Watch (image above). If you’re looking to start investing in top-of-the-line movements, this watch is the perfect way to go. Considered the most affordable watch made by the brand, the 1815 model is highly sought after by collector’s beginning their quest into the world of A. Lange & Sohne.
At the June 2012 world premiere of “Rock of Ages,” Zac Efron showed off an evolving personal style, and his facial hair wasn’t the only new, grownup accessory he donned. The former teen sensation and “High School Musical” star wore a very mature wristwatch – the Rolex Daytona Replica. This replica Rolex is world renowned for its handsome facade, manly design, and rugged durability. It’s owned and adored by a slew of fashionable celebrities and leading men, including Tom Hardy and Leonardo DiCaprio. Do you have what it takes to rock the same replica watch as these style stars?
The replica Rolex Daytona 116505 weighs the same as the genuine Rolex watch because of superior quality case material and solid bracelet. The rose gold dial echoes with case and bracelet in some color, all hour markers have white luminous coating on, they will emit stong light in the dark. All people who are going to buy replicas care for their water resistance, actually you do not need to worry on this replica Rolex Daytona because of its crown system has greatly been improved, screwed down crown nearly has the same water resistant effect as the genuine watch, it is at least waterproof to 30 meters.
The replica watch is equipped with an Asian Valjoux 7750 movement, you can clearly see the movement test result, any difference with the genuine you could find? There is only 6 seconds inaccuracy each day. Other specifications are the same as genuine ETA 7750. Not like the Asian Valjoux 7750 that runs small seconds at 12, this Secs@6 7750 movement is more stable because it has not been greatly modified. However, if you want the watch to last longer, please do not use the chronograph function frequently.
Fashion watches are definitely becoming a trend nowadays and with all the high end companies trying to show us the best outfits out there, we can’t wait to buy accessories that will manage to match the sophistication and opulence.
There are many types of watches: watches that are well known for their precision among connoisseurs, watches that are well known by the entire population because they managed to have great advertisement campaigns but are also good watches (such as Rolex, Omega, Breitling) and watches that are simply bought because of the way they look. The latter are usually made by fashion houses such as Givenchy, Gucci, Christian Dior, or jewelry houses such as Tiffany, Chopard or Swarovski. The reason why people buy those watches is because they are meant to please the eye. Some might have good mechanism, while others might get broken in just a few months, but this is not why the manufacturers make them as they don’t consider them precision watches. They can also cost a lot which is probably one of the reasons why people buy them and make sure that they make a fashion statement out of it. So, these watches can go up to a few thousand dollars or even more if they are made in limited series.
An interesting thing about these watches is the fact that manufacturers will use a lot more precious materials in their making, since they are supposed to be fashion items. You will always see diamonds, sapphires and precious metals on a fashion watch and their designs are usually beautifully made. Most fashion houses might pair up with a good watch company to create really good watches that work well and also look amazing; these are obviously even more expensive and they are usually concept watches or they are sold to just a selected group of people. However, they might also make short series that are available for the whole population, but those usually cost a lot too and end up being sold out very fast so that people can ultimately sell them during auctions with double or triple their initial price.
If you like to wear beautiful watches that look more like bracelets than watches, a fashion watch is definitely the right choice for you.