A Lange Sohne Lange 1

The LANGE 1 is the icon of our Saxon manufactory. Hardly any timepiece won more awards in the past decades. When the first four watches were presented in 1994 after A. Lange & Söhne replica was incorporated anew, it became the focus of interest and since then has symbolised a courageous new beginning as well as the continuation of a long-standing horological tradition.
The LANGE 1 was one of the first watches made following the re-establishment of our manufactory. Its extraordinary combination of tradition and innovation makes it a prime example of Lange watchmaking artistry. With pioneering features such as the off-centre dial layout and outsize date, this watch family is writing history.
A. Lange & Söhne 1 Time Zone 116.025 Watch with Leather… A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Timezone 18kt Rose Gold 41.9mm ref…. The Lange 1 is A. Lange & Söhne’s flagship timepiece. Its defining features include off-center displays and Lange’s distinctive outsize date. Top models are made of platinum and have a tourbillon and perpetual calendar
The A Lange Sohne Lange 1 MOONPHASE tracks the lunar cycle with an accuracy of 99.998 per cent. Once correctly set, the display has to be corrected by one day after 122.6 years, assuming the watch runs without interruption. LANGE 1 MOON PHASE
The LANGE 1 MOON PHASE makes exactly that visible. Its moon moves in front of a bright-blue celestial disc without stars during the day and in front of a dark-blue sky studded with 383 crisply contrasting stars at night. The average lunar month lasts 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds.
The LANGE 1 TIME ZONE is available in 18-carat pink or white gold as well as in a limited edition of 100 watches in yellow gold. The additional “second time zone” function is a particularly popular complication, especially because more and more people travel, work and communicate intercontinentally.
The Lange 1 has developed into an extensive collection in recent years. The Lange 1 and Grand Lange 1 are closest to the original model. As its name suggests, the Grand Lange 1 is larger than the Lange 1, by 2.4 mm to be exact. The case diameter of the standard model is just 38.5 mm. The Grand Lange has had a diameter of 40.9 mm since 2012.
Lange give their icon a serious update When it was first unveiled in 1994, no one had seen a watch quite like the Lange 1, with its distinct, geometrically harmonious dial. In subsequent years, the Lange 1 came to define the German brand’s pure aesthetic and impeccable technical pedigree. A resolutely contemporary looking watch, it might be surprising to learn that its roots were far from modern. In fact, it dates back to 1841,
One of the most distinctive in the business, the Lange 1 dial is a deconstructed assemblage of date, power reserve, seconds and time. In theory, all this should make it cluttered and complicated, but thanks to the brand’s respect for good design based on the mathematical principles of the Golden Ratio, the dial is very balanced It’s also very German – a model of sober restraint expressed in shades of grey. This is the bigger picture, but as you’d expect from Lange, the dial more than holds up under close examination
As with the dial, the apparent simplicity of the 38.5mm case belies its complexity. While the bezel (which has been slimmed down in this update) is polished, the middle section is brushed, creating a much more casual look in the solid platinum case. The lugs are actually screwed on, which means they can be removed when refinishing the case – a clever touch most wouldn’t bother with. With a very few exceptions, Lange only make watches in precious metals and, while it’s the priciest,
You could make a pretty solid argument that the correct way to wear the Lange 1 is with the movement facing out. There’s just so much to see, which is a little surprising given that most of its movements are hidden behind the traditionally German three quarter plate. But the plate is stunning in its own right, in nickel silver (which will achieve a patina with age) with Glashütte ribbing, jewels set in gold chatons and hand blued screws. Then of course there’s the hand engraved balance cock
In a word: heavy. Seriously, thanks to the heft you won’t ever forget you’re wearing a platinum watch. And that’s not a bad thing considering how clean and considered this watch is. It’s pretty close to perfection. Having said that, the design of the Lange 1, which verges on the austere is one of their more polarising offerings. Unlike their crowd-pleasing Datograph, the Lange 1, with its contemporary/classic dial layout is more of an acquired taste. It’s a sophisticated watch for sophisticated tastes.

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