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  • majwilliams0308
    started a topic Review of 1815 Tourbillon

    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.

  • jm_brc_7057
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    Originally posted by KilowattHour View Post
    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the new 1815 rep also - there are things about it that look very appealing.
    Hey mate. I have done a review on it

    https://forum.replica-watch.info/for...reheavy-review
    Last edited by jm_brc_7057; 05-01-20, 10:53.

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  • jm_brc_7057
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    Originally posted by KilowattHour View Post
    There are a few colors/styles of Handwerkskunst reps. On photos and videos I could never tell if they truly look and feel high quality or not. Are there any reviews of them? Any consensus on which one is the best looking?

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the new 1815 rep also - there are things about it that look very appealing.
    Yeah. It does. It's on it's way. I will share some thoughts on it.

    Regarding the Handwerkskunst it's only the rosegold one that was made in gen as a limited edition. There are no reviews on it here or on RWG. One fellow bought a SS/silver dial of the Handwerkskunst, which was a fantasy color combi. I wrote it here on RWI. I don't remember if it was in a sales thread or a separate thread. Maybe you can search it here. There were a lot of pictures of it.

    I haven't seen the new one in Handwerkskunst edition though.

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  • KilowattHour
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    Originally posted by jm_brc_7057 View Post
    The Handwerkskunst 1815 Tourbillon is exceptional. Such a beautiful piece. I don't know if they will update it though. I bought the VC Tourbillon in RG, i'm pulling the trigger on the SS/white dial new version.
    There are a few colors/styles of Handwerkskunst reps. On photos and videos I could never tell if they truly look and feel high quality or not. Are there any reviews of them? Any consensus on which one is the best looking?

    Can't wait to hear your thoughts on the new 1815 rep also - there are things about it that look very appealing.

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  • jm_brc_7057
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    Originally posted by Etretic View Post
    Puretime interestingly has it listed as a Saxonia rather than 1815.
    Just saw that. You're right. Super weird.

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  • Etretic
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    Puretime interestingly has it listed as a Saxonia rather than 1815.

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  • jm_brc_7057
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    Originally posted by jvevermind View Post
    Just have a look at the update version. Looks crazy good imo especially when they have made the tourbillon more gen like. Please keep us update. Im on the edge of getting one also

    Gửi từ SM-G960F của tôi bằng cách sử dụng Tapatalk
    I will. People think it's too thick. But let's see on the wrist when it arrives.

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  • jvevermind
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    Originally posted by jm_brc_7057 View Post

    The one i ordered is the new version. I've ordered the SS.
    No problem. Fat Panda has it for 688 mate. Same prices as the old version.
    Just have a look at the update version. Looks crazy good imo especially when they have made the tourbillon more gen like. Please keep us update. Im on the edge of getting one also

    Gửi từ SM-G960F của tôi bằng cách sử dụng Tapatalk

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  • jm_brc_7057
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    Originally posted by majwilliams0308 View Post

    Which version? Which TD? How much was it? Please keep us updated

    I only ask because this is outside of the normal TD route, so I am very curious what's going on with this one.
    The one i ordered is the new version. I've ordered the SS.
    No problem. Fat Panda has it for 688 mate. Same prices as the old version.

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  • majwilliams0308
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    Originally posted by jm_brc_7057 View Post
    Okay gents! I've ordered the new version 1815 Tourbillon!
    Which version? Which TD? How much was it? Please keep us updated

    I only ask because this is outside of the normal TD route, so I am very curious what's going on with this one.
    Last edited by majwilliams0308; 16-12-19, 17:56.

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  • Almog
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    Originally posted by jm_brc_7057 View Post
    Okay gents! I've ordered the new version 1815 Tourbillon!
    Keep us updated!

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  • jm_brc_7057
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    Okay gents! I've ordered the new version 1815 Tourbillon!

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  • jm_brc_7057
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    Originally posted by xpresso View Post
    I am waiting for this one update and pull the trigger
    https://www.pf-868.com/0-al1815-108-...ourbillon.html
    The Handwerkskunst 1815 Tourbillon is exceptional. Such a beautiful piece. I don't know if they will update it though. I bought the VC Tourbillon in RG, i'm pulling the trigger on the SS/white dial new version.

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  • xpresso
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    I am waiting for this one update and pull the trigger
    https://www.pf-868.com/0-al1815-108-...ourbillon.html

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  • jm_brc_7057
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    Compared to this Joker dont you think the new ALS will wear thinner even though they are the same thickness?



    Because the lugs are thinner. The caseback is thicker on the ALS and therefore a lot of the case height will lie in the wrist. The midcase is also thinner on the ALS.
    Last edited by jm_brc_7057; 13-12-19, 21:33.

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