A. Lange & Söhne watch movements since 1990
Since the re-foundation of A. Lange & Söhne, developing and producing in-house movements has been one of the Saxon manufactory’s special expertise. Nearly every model is equipped with a calibre that has been tailor-made by the A. Lange & Söhne engineers, resulting in the creation of seventy-one distinctive masterpieces in a comparatively short time. It is worth taking a closer look at each individual one of these to explore their traditional elements, groundbreaking innovations, and an incomparable level of craftsmanship. A chronology.
The first movements of a new era.
Rarely have higher expectations been placed on a movement than on the first wristwatch movement from A. Lange & Söhne. In 1994, four years after the founding of the manufactory, the time had come. The calibre L901.0 made its debut in the LANGE 1. A movement that was completely different from those previously known from Swiss manufacturers, it took on many of the typical, traditional elements of earlier Lange pocket watches, including a hand-engraved balance cock, whiplash precision index adjuster, blued screws and, of course, the prominent three-quarter plate. With this movement, the A. Lange & Söhne watchmakers also backed up their claim to bring fresh ideas to precision watchmaking from the very beginning. This is evidenced by the patented outsize date mechanism and the unique base design that allowed the displays to be positioned off-centre on the dial of the LANGE 1.
At the same time, another sensational new development, the calibre L902.0, was also presented. For the first time in a wristwatch, it combined two of the greatest complications for increasing rate accuracy: the fusée-and-chain transmission and the tourbillon. With this, A. Lange & Söhne established itself as one of the finest manufactories from the outset.