Among the top chronographs, there are so many magic watches that have been regarded as classics and are insurmountable. One is Patek Philippe’s 5170 (including 5370 and previous generations of the series), and one is Lange. Datograph, a few such as Montblanc’s Minerva movement chronograph, Breguet’s Lemania movement chronograph, FP Journe’s Centigraphe Souveraine, etc. Although equally wonderful, helpless comprehensive comparison has not yet reached the peak of the extreme. The reason why such watches will become a well-known work of God is bound to have the laws of the market and the aspirations of the people. Regardless of whether they are judged rationally or emotionally, they have almost perfect reasons. However, PP’s 5170 and Lange’s Datograph are always two types of watches, not suitable for talking together. In 2004, Lange simplified the Datograph and introduced the 1815 Chronograph for the first time. This watch canceled the Lange’s iconic big calendar and replaced the speedometer with a pulse meter. As a result, the 1815 Chronograph became a pure chronograph independent of the Datograph. This is a very outstanding watch, and it happened to be on a narrow road with the 5170.
Lange 1815 Chronograph
In early June, Lange released a brand new 1815 Chronograph watch, using an 18K white gold case and black dial, which made me look bright. Lange has not released a regular version of the 1815 Chronograph for a long time, so today the protagonist is Lang The comparison of the 1815 Chronograph and 5170G is put below the article. This is Lange’s first 1815 Chronograph of platinum and black plate combination, and its shell plate combination is very classic. Why is this combination so attractive? This is of course for a reason. I didn’t learn design, so I couldn’t explain the problem from the professional perspective of design, but this proposition is actually conclusive. It is undeniable that the most classic color combinations in the past are obviously black and white, because this is the color that touches the original aesthetic instinct of human beings. They construct and contain other colors, and they are also considered to be the purest colors. Whether in the East or the West, black and white tones have been misunderstood and misunderstood and sacred. From literature, art to language, black and white have been widely explored and extended. Black and white, in most cases, are often expressed deeper. The meaning of levels reflects the aesthetic tendency of the artist.
18K White Gold Case
In terms of aesthetics, sometimes language is pale and weak, and this kind of emotional thing is only counted by everyone’s feelings. Maybe you can also do an experiment, go to the watch store to get a few of the same style (it is more convenient to have it in your hand), take black and white plate, stainless steel, gold-plated or all-gold models for comparison, and you will finally get the answer. From my experience, the combination of white or platinum and black dial watches will create a very cool and mysterious aesthetic, especially in line with male aesthetics, while all white ceramics with black scales are pure Noble taste, especially in line with women’s aesthetics. From the pocket watch era to the present, the masterpieces that have been extolled by the world are black and white.
Special edition of the store launched in 2015 to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the founder of Lange
It’s a bit far away. Lange’s 1815 Chronograph ushered in a major change in 2010. The power was increased to 60 hours. It switched to a balance spring made by the watch factory. The latest version is a new platinum watch released by Lange in 2015. Limited editions of the case, blue scale and white dial, available only at 15 Lange stores worldwide. There are two versions of the Lange 1815 Chronograph, a pure chronograph and a ‘doctor’s watch’ with a pulse meter. The design of the two versions of the dial is very different, because the pulsometer takes up a large amount of dial space, so the entire time scale must be scaled in. We see that the models with and without the pulsometer, two The former is smaller than the latter, and the logo at 12 o’clock is also different. So it is easy to distinguish, but the movements are the same, both are L951.5.
I think Lange 1815 Chronograph is popular for several reasons: First, Lange is currently the top watch manufacturer in Germany, and the brand is well-known; secondly, there are so many top-quality chronographs. Less, and the chronograph is one of the most difficult to innovate complex functions. The 1815 Chronograph may be the only top chronograph with a distinctive German fine watchmaking flavor. Third, the 1815 Chronograph movement has long been famous since Lange Datograph, in the same vein, has been tried and tested, strong in craftsmanship, and has a distinctive mechanical structure. Fourth, in terms of price, it opens a gap with other brands of watches that are also chronographs, but it is cheaper than more complex chronographs. At a public price of 300,000 to 400,000 (the actual arrival price varies depending on the channel, it is inconvenient to say more), if you want to buy a new chronograph, it is one of the best choices, of course you can also get big money Dee fight.
Difference from PP 5170
Everyone knows that from the price point of view, there is a big gap between the 1815 chronograph and the 5170. Take the most popular platinum black face as an example. Before 5170G, the domestic official channels were upwards of 500,000 (and cannot be ordered), and other channels were More than 400,000, and the 1815 Chronograph white gold and black face has just been launched. The foreign price is more than 50,000 US dollars. The official domestic price is 376,000. Other versions are also more than 300,000 if there are channels. You can see that both Prices differ by more than 100,000. In the case of unequal prices, PK is meaningless, so it is not here to compare which two watches are better, just to make a comparison and see how the two are different, because they are really similar. They are all precious metal cases, both white and black. They are available in two versions with the same size and thickness. They are single chronographs in their respective brands.
CH 27-535 PS
The 1815 Chronograph was first introduced in 2004. In 2010, Lange upgraded its movement. The main change was to increase the power to 60 hours. The use of Lange’s own balance spring system has made two important improvements, making the 1815 Chronograph even more Durable and more technical. Patek Philippe 5170 continues the chronograph model 5070, which was also launched in 2010. It is equipped with Patek Philippe’s new self-developed CH 29-535 PS instead of the original CH 27-70 PS movement based on Lemania, adding six new items. Patented design to further improve the safety, smoothness and smoothness of the timing function. Technically, both have their own patents. I am not an engineer or a maintenance engineer. There is no way to say which structure is better, but in terms of operating feel, Lange is slightly better, and in terms of workmanship and structural aesthetics, PP is more attractive.
From the dial, the luxury and beauty of PP 5170’s surface is also stronger. This is mainly reflected in the fact that all 5170 time scales are made of Breguet characters made of K gold and polished, which is very beautiful. Lange’s time scales are embossed and the materials are completely different. Secondly, in terms of balance, the PP 5170 has a better plate, because the two sub plates are at 3 o’clock and 9 o’clock. From any angle of the wrist, it is more balanced (but still not as balanced as the previous generation). The 1815 Chronograph is also a symmetrical design. Since the movement is derived from Datograph, its two subsidiary plates and the original large calendar have an equilateral triangle structure. If it is a Datograph, it is a very good design, but in the absence of a large calendar Down, it sinks slightly and needs to be balanced by the 12-point arc Lange Logo, which will be a little tangled for Virgo. Of course, these small requirements are very demanding, but for top watch players, sometimes they are even more demanding.
Overall, Lange 1815 Chronograph is undoubtedly a beautiful, delicate and rigorous single chronograph, and the new black-plated white gold case that is launched to the market is more attractive to me. I think this is in addition to 5170, A good single chronograph, because it’s just out, it’s harder to find than a 5170 one. It’s easier to buy (I saw this watch at the Lange Beijing store last month). I want to buy one now. Recommended only by table friends of the top single chronograph.