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    Review of 1815 Tourbillon

    I recently picked this up from a M2M sale. Quite glad I made this purchase, it's a fantastic watch.

    MOVEMENT: Asian Flying Tourbillon Handwind Movement
    CASE DIAMETER: 42mm
    THICKNESS: 11.5mm
    DIAL COLOR: White Dial, Black Numeral Markers (With Flying Tourbillon Exposed Wheel at 6:00)
    CASE MATERIAL: 18K Rose Gold Thick Plated (5 mils) on Solid Stainless Steel 316L
    BRACELET: Leather Strap with Insignia Buckle


    It's a manual wind, and I'm not certain how long it lasts, but it's probably similar to the others that are ~50 hours. Notable differences from the gen are the lack of a 'sabre' design for the movement decoration and no seconds hand. The size is also a bit bigger (42mm vs 40mm). One of the most impressive parts of this replica is the 3D printing of the font on the dial. I have some pics of it.

    Here's the gen (~$135,000):



    Here are my pics of the watch:


















    Here is the 3D printed font. Love the raised edges.

    Compare this dial to my other Lange 1815. Night and day. They need to print this font on all future replicas.


    Love it. Would love to hear what you guys think.

    Major Pros:
    - Dial font
    - Dial patina, reflection
    - Quality of the gold
    - Hands are finished nicely
    - Smooth winding

    Major cons:
    - Poorly duplicated tourbillon replica - no sabres
    - No seconds hand
    - Large size
    - Black strap? Blah.

    #2
    Wow. I love it. A wonderful dress watch
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      #3
      Wrist shots:










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        #4
        Amazing - where do you think I can get something of that quality? Also how much did you drop on it?

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          #5
          You forget just how incredible ALS are until you are reminded.
          Stunning buddy, regardless of minor flaws, still one of the most beautiful reps I have ever seen.
          GLWS.

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            #6
            What a beauty :O

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              #7
              Enjoy it in good health buddy

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                #8
                Great write up ! And yes that printing looks amazing


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                LLRCLC

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                  #9
                  Looks great. What size is your wrist?

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by AlvinAc, post: 3324708, member: 0
                    Looks great. What size is your wrist?
                    Thanks! I'm not 100% certain but I think I have a 6.75" wrist.

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                      #11
                      I have had this tourby under the loop. Most of the dealers carry it and what I was surprised that the price goes for a brand new one from ~580$ to ~780$. Very strange..
                      Anyhow, despite some minor flaws, missing details it is overall a very sexy piece. 2017 could easilly become a tourbillon year...

                      Enjoy your beautiful watch!


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                        #12
                        Nice review, many thanks!


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                          #13
                          I am increasingly drawn to ALS! Beautiful

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                            #14
                            Beautoful ALS and you're right. The font looks much nicer here. The tourbillion may not be a spot on rep but looks close and is a real tourbillion. All anyone will ever notice is that it's a real tourbillion nice watch!
                            Pictures hosted by http://www.pixelsbin.com/ since photobucket crapped out. Great alternative for those looking.

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                              #15
                              It looks wonderful. However, its pratically impossible to replicate the tourbillon due to the complexity of the thing. Therefore, the details cant be as nice. Also, the back isnt as well decorated. But man. It sure does look nice for the price u paid!

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