This season in the SIHH 2015, A. Lange & Sohne presented a brand new iteration of the Lange 1. This new Lange 1 features a slimmer bezel, a larger balance wheel plus some minor typography changes which are very hard to even notice. Here’s our review of the A. Lange & Sohne Grand Lange 1 to try to place the variations.
Some of the primary variations have related to the thickness of the ALS font, the dimensions of the letter ‘I’ after Glashütte as well as the font around the ‘Doppelfederhaus’ writing at 6 o’clock. Since the first collection of the new trend was presented in 1994, the Lange 1 continues to be the face area of the A. Lange & Sohne.
Largely unchanged in regards to its design, the second generation is endowed with a brand new by hand wound calibre along with a precisely jumping outsize date. It advances by eventually exactly at midnight and for that reason always provides any doubt-free reading through. Fitted having a very traditional case size calculating 38.5 mm across and 9.8 mm thick, the Lange 1 is really a watch that reflects Lange’s DNA perfectly.
The brand new Lange 1 will come in three different metal versions: platinum ref. 191.025 rhodié dial and black alligator strap-, 18K pink gold ref. 191.032-argenté dial and brownish alligator strap- and 18K yellow gold ref. 191.021 champagne dial and lightweight brown alligator strap.
Featured during these publish may be the 18K yellow gold reference with champagne dial. Because it is standard having A. Lange & Sohne watches, the dial consists of solid silver and also the Lange 1 features off-centered hours and minutes subsidiary seconds with stop seconds extra-large double date and up/down power-reserve indicator at 3 o’clock.
Visible through the display case back may be the new in-house manual wound calibre L.121.1 with bigger balance wheel. This calibre consists of 368 parts and 43 jewels -8 which are screwed in gold chatons. The movement includes a shock-resistant balance wheel with eccentric poising weights balance spring produced in-house having a frequency of 21,600 vph, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring. The calibre supplies a power reserve of 3 days when fully wound. Sticker price is 29,800 Euro for 18K Pink and Yellow Gold and 42,300 Euro for Platinum.