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Summer's tourbillons: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 TOURBILLON, F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain

When the watch companies introduce us their summer watches, this often results in a series of diving watches, "in the spirit of the times", acidulated and colourful.
The serious houses, on the other hand, stand out on the topic and do not deviate from their guideline.

Today we present two watches with a proven stylistic and technical mastery.

A. Lange & Söhne 1815 TOURBILLON

A. Lange & Söhne unveils this summer an edition of 100 pieces of the 1815 Tourbillon model. 
As a reminder, this model, revealed to the public in 2014, is equipped with a patented ZERO-RESET reset system, first introduced in 1997 with the LANGEMATIK and associated with the second stop mechanism for tourbillon, allowing the timepiece to move and adjust precisely. 

A. Lange & Söhne declines this model with white enameled dial in the classic style, which reminds the legendary pocket watches of the XIXth and XXth centuries.
To preserve its excellence, the manufactory offers a 39.5 mm platinum case as a showcase for this fabulous piece.
I am not a big fan of enameled dials but I can only be inclined with the highest respect towards such a piece of art since the execution is so perfect.

F.P. Journe Tourbillon Souverain

The F.P. Journe timepieces are always distinguished and strong.
François-Paul Journe has always been attached to this distinctive style of the 18th century, so was born the Circular Regency motif which was inspired by the geometric motifs of this period.
The Tourbillon Souverain is not lagging behind the model presented above. Remember that this tourbillon, with its remontoir and a dead second, remains the most precise on the market today. Add to this beauty a dial entirely engraved by hand and you're close to paradise.


Anwar Korti