From Sothis to Blancier, all things German


Postby koimaster » June 12th 2017, 8:41am


Dresden watchmakers Lang & Heyne basically quietly do their own thing, creating a scant few dozen watches a year in a small number of models. You may recall an earlier post on Horologium about a special Friedrich III. Well today, we bring you the Lang & Heyne ‘Albert’, named after King Albert of Saxony, with a similar Roman numeral and enamel dial, but with some design differences and a extra complication – a monopusher column wheel chronograph.

The Albert is not just a monopusher chronograph, but one with a co-axial elapsed seconds and minute hands. The blued hand is the seconds hand and the silver hand is the minutes hand. The sunken sub-dial at six is for the running seconds.

The hands, dial and case are all made by Lang & Heyne. The sunken dial is white fired enamel in this instance, but the Albert also comes with a black dial option, as well as a white gold model with rose gold hands instead of blued ones. The blued steel spade hands are handmade and, if you look carefully at them, especially through a loupe, They show an incredibly high level of thought and finishing, as they are in fact slightly rounded at the edges. Lang & Heyne really do exceptionally beautiful hands. ... ariation=4


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