LITTLE LANGE 1 “25th Anniversary”
Anniversary edition of the smallest model of the legendary watch family
On the occasion of the 25th birthday of the LANGE 1 that was introduced in 1994, its little sibling now comes in a special edition as well. The LITTLE LANGE 1 has been a member of the Lange collection since 1998. In a limited edition of 25 pieces, it is now available in white gold with a blue printed argenté-coloured dial.
In the anniversary year, with a collection of no fewer than ten models that stand for the key milestones of the LANGE 1 watch family, A. Lange & Söhne pays tribute to its no doubt most recognisable face. The LITTLE LANGE 1 “25th Anniversary” in white gold is the third edition of this series.
Like its predecessors, it features an argenté-coloured dial in solid silver with deep-blue printed numerals and markers, blue date numerals, and a hand-engraved balance cock with blue accents. Even the relief-engraved number “25” that graces the balance cock as a reminder of the anniversary is blue. The blue hand-stitched alligator leather strap with a contrasting seam in grey is a tasteful match for this watch.
The LITTLE LANGE 1 was initially launched in 1998. Its case diameter is 1.7 millimetres smaller than that of the classic LANGE 1. But in terms of design and functionality facets, it corresponds with the original. This includes the off-centre dial with the typical Lange outsize date and the UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator. For design-related reasons, a push piece was recessed in the case for correcting the outsize date.
In 2018, the LITTLE LANGE 1 was fitted with the newly designed, manually wound calibre L121.1 that also runs in the anniversary model. It features a precisely jumping outsize date display as well as a large cam-poised balance with a freely oscillating Lange balance spring. The twin mainspring barrel delivers power for 72 hours.
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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