German Maison A. Lange & Söhne unveiled the 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst in Florence. Having carefuly gauged the similarities between Dresden and Florence, the city seemed like the perfect choice to launch the brilliant blue tribute to artistic craftsmanship.
Designed using special decorative techniques, the L101.1 Caliber movement stands out with the rare combination of a splits-seconds chronograph and a perpetual calendar with a moon-phase display. The 20-models limited edition is the first model to combine the arts of enamelling and engraving on its dial. The deep-blue enamel gives a visual extenion of the moon-phase display with the relief-engraves stars sculpted on its surface. The color of the enamel is further echoed by the lunar disc and the blue-steel minute-counter hand, and play a contrast with the four subsidiary dials in white gold.
The sapphire-crystal caseback comes with a hinged cuvette which protects it. The cuvette is engraved with a depiction of the goddess Luna - the ancient mythological personification of the moon.
As part of the presentation, the guests explored the city’s pulsating cultural scene which brings together tradition, inspiration and craftsmanship. Artisans, designers and photographers offered exclusive insights into old techniques and showed their working spaces. Click on the video to witness this tribute to craftsmanship.