Decorative Finishes of A. Lange & Söhne

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Decorative Finishes of A. Lange & Söhne

Post by koimaster » February 11th 2021, 10:35pm

What makes a watch even more exclusive? One factor is the finishes lavished on its movement, especially if they’re handcrafted. A. Lange & Söhne decorates especially beautifully. Here’s a look at the Saxon manufacture’s famed finishing techniques.

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The hand-engraved balance cock is a Glashütte specialty that’s still mastered and practiced by only a few brands in Germany’s watchmaking mecca. The surface of this component is usually decorated with floral ornaments. The engravings are usually inlaid with gold. For the special model to celebrate the 25th birthday of the Lange 1, the engravers integrated the number 25 in the style of the famous Lange Big Date and painted the engravings blue, which is the anniversary color. The spring in the swan’s neck fine adjustment mechanism and the cover plate of the escape wheel are given a flat polish by manually moving the components in a figure eight pattern for two hours while pressing them against various diamond-coated polishing foils.




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Post by jason_recliner » February 11th 2021, 11:47pm

Not a fan of much of the overly fancy European style decorating. Love the stars in positive relief, but the baroque flourishes on the balance cock just look too busy to me. And a bit camp, if I'm being honest.
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Post by 3Flushes » February 13th 2021, 11:29pm

biglove wrote:
February 13th 2021, 12:42pm
Next level craftsmanship. I wish.
I didn't take a path that would lead to the 'next level,' of that kind of craftsmanship, artistry, or precious metal, but I sure loves to look, by golly.
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Re: Decorative Finishes of A. Lange & Söhne

Post by 3Flushes » February 14th 2021, 11:12am

3Flushes wrote:
February 13th 2021, 11:29pm
biglove wrote:
February 13th 2021, 12:42pm
Next level craftsmanship. I wish.
I didn't take a path that would lead to the 'next level,' of that kind of craftsmanship, artistry, or precious metal, but I sure loves to look, by golly.
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Re: Decorative Finishes of A. Lange & Söhne

Post by biglove » February 14th 2021, 11:17am

3Flushes wrote:
February 13th 2021, 11:29pm
biglove wrote:
February 13th 2021, 12:42pm
Next level craftsmanship. I wish.
I didn't take a path that would lead to the 'next level,' of that kind of craftsmanship, artistry, or precious metal, but I sure loves to look, by golly.

Neither did I. Maybe I should have focused more on my shoplifting as a teen, then money would be no object. 😂
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