To absolutely no one’s surprise, the final timepiece I have in my wishlist is a perfect fake A. Lange & Söhne; I am a fan of the brand (along with so many others), after all. This year, Lange is celebrating its 175th birthday, and to mark this special occasion, the brand has introduced three celebratory timepieces in honey gold – one of these timepieces is the 1815 Rattrapante Honeygold.
The A. Lange & Söhne replica with honey gold case is arguably the most beautiful watch released by Lange (or any manufacturer) this year. The aesthetics are impeccable, and the design oh-so balanced. It’s amazing how well honey gold complements a black dial. It’s even more amazing how removing the perpetual calendar displays from the copy 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar resulted in a better looking timepiece. The dial has just enough going on that it is simultaneously interesting and not too cluttered.
And of course, if you turn the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 fake watch with brown leather strap over to its back, you will find a ridiculously well-finished movement. Beyond the usual Lange fare of hand-engraved balance cocks, gold chatons, and flame-blued screws, in this special edition watch, the German silver plates and bridges are given a gorgeous, frosted finish.
Put everything together and you have a watch that is perfection, if perfection ever was possible.