GRAND LANGE 1 “25th Anniversary”
Larger, thinner, inimitable
The GRAND LANGE 1 is 2,5 millimetre larger than the classic LANGE 1. The fact that the dial proportions are enlarged in comparison with the original is not visible, except when the two models are viewed side by side. To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the
LANGE 1, the GRAND LANGE 1 is now also available in a 25-watch limited edition in white gold with blue accents.
The special facet of the GRAND LANGE 1 is what doesn’t meet the eye, at least not right away. On the asymmetrical dial, the proportionally enlarged displays for the time, the outsize date and the power-reserve indicator are arranged so that they do not overlap. What at first seemed trivial had far-reaching consequences: Because the hand arbors had to be slightly shifted toward the periphery, it was necessary to develop a bespoke movement for this model.
The manually wound calibre L095.1 reflects the prominent dial architecture down to the smallest detail. The larger movement diameter of 34.1 millimetres allows a more compact arrangement with only one spring barrel. Thus, in comparison with the LANGE 1, the case is thinner but the power reserve is still 72 hours.
The argenté-coloured, recessed dial of the special model is graced with thermally blued steel hands and blue inscriptions. A blue alligator leather strap and a white-gold prong buckle emphasise the elegance of the watch.
Visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback, the movement consists of 397 parts lavishly finished by hand. Seven of the 42 bearing jewels are seated in gold chatons secured with blued screws. The oscillator, composed of a classic screw balance and a Lange balance spring, is suspended beneath a hand-engraved balance cock. The discreet signature of the “25th Anniversary” collection is integrated in its blue-filled motif: a framed 25 that echoes the Lange outsize date.
About A. Lange & Söhne
Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of Saxony’s precision watchmaking industry when he established his manufactory in 1845. His precious pocket watches remain highly coveted among collectors all over the world. The company was expropriated after World War II, and the name A. Lange & Söhne nearly vanished. In 1990, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange had the courage to make a new start. Today, Lange crafts only a few thousand wristwatches in gold or platinum per year. They are endowed exclusively with proprietary movements that are lavishly decorated and assembled by hand. With 63 manufacture calibres developed since 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has secured a top-tier position in the world of watchmaking. Brand icons such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a regularly produced wristwatch and the ZEITWERK with its precisely jumping numerals display rank among the company’s greatest successes. Sophisticated complications such as the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER, the TOURBOGRAPH PERPETUAL “Pour le Mérite” and the TRIPLE SPLIT reflect the manufactory’s determination to achieve ever new pinnacles in horological artistry.
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