I am interested to know.....

Mar 08, 2016,21:22 PM
 

whether the patina still enables the wide color variances when the watch is looked at in different lighting conditions. I loved the fact that the hg is a color that moves along the full spectrum of yellow/rose gold towards white gold depending on how the lighting falls upon the watch.


I may very well be one of the persons that could be disappointed if this would no longer apply, as the honeygold (color variances) is indeed one of the unique elements of the watch; on the other hand, it's a non-complicated 3-handed LE Lange!

Perhaps I should see it in real life to understand the effect of the patina better.

Thank you so much for sharing this comparison as it gives insight on how things changes over time.

 


Thought I'd share a pic with shows exactly what I mean...look at color variance on the minute hand
Thought I'd share a pic with shows exactly what I mean...look at color variance on the minute hand


This message has been edited by sc16 on 2016-03-08 21:36:49

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Honey Gold Patina...

 
 By: CR : March 3rd, 2016-22:44
Now we can see what honey gold looks like as it patinates. My local Lange AD just received a new honey gold 1815 200th anniversary (ref. no. 236.050) in stock, so I took the opportunity to compare it to a honey gold 1815 moonphase (ref. no. 212.050) that ...  

Very interesting! [nt]

 
 By: amanico : March 3rd, 2016-22:52

Thank you for that comparison...

 
 By: shortys home : March 3rd, 2016-23:24
... and I\'m happy for you that you actually seem to like the patina. Frankly, I personally would feel disappointment with the special colour of honey gold vanishing into a classic yellow gold tone. Isn\'t the unique honey gold colour the USP of those wat... 

Apologies -- it's a 5-year patina, not 4-year patina...

 
 By: CR : March 3rd, 2016-23:42
... and I'd imagine a polish would indeed restore the original tone. I never polish watches, though, as I like to watch them age, develop battle scars, etc. I certainly understand how one might be disappointed, though, if you're in love with the original ... 

Thank you for your intersting observations

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : March 4th, 2016-01:35
With this in mind I compared today my 1815 mp to my Ellipse in yellow gold again and yes, it has changed nearer to yellow gold. In 2010 the 1815 was in bright daylight nearly colourless, I remember clearly, and only in ambient light quite yellow looking. ... 

Lange did not claim that honey gold is exidation free

 
 By: COUNT DE MONET : March 4th, 2016-01:27
The clam was that is harder than average gold. That an alloy is changing and developing patina is inevitable. Best Moritz

I am not sure how I feel about this.

 
 By: DruidPadj : March 4th, 2016-02:49
While I like yellow (and Lange's in particular-at least when matches with its Champagne dial) I am in love with the straw-like quality of the HG. The beauty (for me) is in that very unique paleness. Much like an Irish Lass.

Like some . . .

 
 By: drhr : March 4th, 2016-11:06
I much prefer the original lustre. My 1815 FA Lange LE has darkened too, I wish it would/could emain the original lighter hue w/o polishing ecause it looks so much more unique to my eyes but, oh well . .

I am interested to know.....

 
 By: sc16 : March 8th, 2016-21:22
whether the patina still enables the wide color variances when the watch is looked at in different lighting conditions. I loved the fact that the hg is a color that moves along the full spectrum of yellow/rose gold towards white gold depending on how the ...  

I never noticed any greater variation with honey gold...

 
 By: CR : March 8th, 2016-21:36
... vs. yellow or rose gold in different lighting conditions, even when the honey gold 1815 moonphase was new. For example, when I visit my local Lange AD, I often can't tell whether pieces are YG or RG when I look at them in the store lighting. The hue o... 

Umh surprised does it mean that...

 
 By: christianch : March 20th, 2016-11:21
Honey gold will not meep the original hue over time and turn very close to yellow gold?

I still have not compared patinated (older) HG with non-patinated (newer) YG, to see if they're similar...

 
 By: CR : March 20th, 2016-11:56
All I can say for sure is that patinated HG definitely becomes yellower over time, but it's still not as yellow as patinated YG. I very much want to find a newer YG piece, to see how patinated HG looks in comparison. But because YG is not so popular today... 

thanks but was the moonphase honey gold...

 
 By: christianch : March 20th, 2016-13:16
of the same tone of the new 1815 in HG ? the transformation is incredible so I am just wondering if it was ever that pale or perhaps lange changed the specification of HG over time..