The 1815 watch series created by A. Lange & Söhne Lange is reminiscent of Ferdinando Adolf Lang, the founder of the Saxony precision watch industry born in Dresden in the same year. grid. His precise pocket watch reflects the pioneering spirit of contemporary times. The metronome, which debuted in 1815, was one of those inventions. This is definitely a joy for Beethoven. And this ‘Musician Watch’ adds a moving rhythm to his great composition.
A. Lange & S? Hne 1815 watch collection reflects the spirit of contemporary pioneering
The metronome, which also debuted in 1815, is one of the inventions.
Johann Nepomuk Mölzel invented the metronome for nearly two hundred years. In 1815, also the year Ferdinando Adolf Lange was born, Metzer applied for a patent for his vocal timing and beat tool in accordance with intellectual property law. This device is powered by a spring-driven spring, allowing the upright pendulum to swing all the time. The pendulum is equipped with a pendulum weight that can be adjusted and slide up and down, and the scale helps set the swing frequency. In the past, composers had to rely on intuition to set the rhythm, but now they can accurately repeat allegro, allegro, or arpeggio with the help of a metronome.
Beethoven was one of the first composers to use the metronome mark in the score, and he has publicly supported Metzer’s invention. For him, the metronome came at the right time. In 1815, he had just started writing the Ninth Symphony. The famous movement ‘Ode to Joy’ in this epic masterpiece will become a model of symphony in the future. The song received fierce praise after its premiere in 1824, and to a large extent he attributed the honor to metronomisation. In a letter to the publisher, Beethoven made clear his emphasis on this ‘musician watch.’ He stated in his letter that his metronome was ‘poorly functioning’ and that ‘the watchmaker’s regular rhythm needs to be reset’. This great composer always upholds the spirit of perfection, which is exactly the same as Lange’s watchmaker. They never give up before successfully adjusting their watches, ensuring that the specified rate is always accurate.
1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar on the podium
Symphony No. 9 with Beethoven at the Semper Opera in Dresden
StaThe Staatskapelle Dresden, one of the top ten orchestras in the world, also performed Beethoven’s works under the lead of Christian Thielemann. The promotional photos of the 1815 Up / Down and 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar were taken on the podium of the Semper Opera House. These two new 1815 series watches are juxtaposed with the metronome and Beethoven’s ninth symphony sheet music. To this day, these creations still embody the contemporary rigorous spirit of precision.