The name of Lange’s 1815 commemorative series comes from the birth year of the founder of Saxony. In order to commemorate this important figure born in 1815, Lange specially launched this series. 1815 was also a turning point in European history. Napoleon’s last battle in Waterloo was a failure. The Vienna Conference created a new world sequence. In the new map, the territory of the Kingdom of Saxony has shrunk to one third of its original size. But since 1815, the country’s political influence, education, art, and culture have made great progress. The Botanical Gardens in Dresden was founded in 1815, during this period of the early 19th century scientific enlightenment, during which Ferdinando Lange hoped that his entrepreneurial vision could come true.
The history of the botanical gardens is important and exciting for Dresden. In 1815, the botanical garden was slowly built on this land, and it was not opened for the first time five years later. The well-known natural scientist Heinrich was appointed principal and received new financial support and reliance privileges. Another five years later, the botanical garden already has more than 7,800 species. Compared with other institutions, this botanical garden in Dresden looks so striking.
In the early 19th century, Dresden became a place where science spread. Mathematics and physics influenced the city, cultural technology developed, and industry developed rapidly. The aspiring watchmaker Ferdinand Adolf Lange became an apprentice to watchmaking.
Today, the botanical garden has become a vibrant scientific base in Dresden. It has planted more than 10,000 species from around the world and is at the forefront of European botanical gardens. 1815 Up / Down and 1815 million calendar double chronograph chronographs Two watches are memories of the legendary land of Dresden and a symbol of enthusiasm for the scientific era. (House of watches / text Ruan Ruan)