The CABARET MOONPHASE watch comes with a classic moon-phase display that faithfully choreographs the orbit of the earth’s companion. Available in pink gold and yellow gold versions, this rectangular watch embodies all of the remarkable features of the distinct CABARET family from A. Lange & Söhne.
The watch tells the time with gold hands and appliques. The rectangular dial showcases the outsize date in a surprisingly dramatic manner, seemingly defying the laws of proportions. The patented twin-disc mechanism hidden beneath the double aperture propels the date display.
So far, the subsidiary seconds dial has been a cherished visual counterpoint to the date in the Lange CABARET watch. In the CABARET MOONPHASE, it shares the limelight with a classic moon-phase display.
Visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback, the calibre L931.5 reveals countless aspects of the Lange quality philosophy: A three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, subtle Glashütte ribbing, gold chatons secured with blued screws, a screw balance with a whiplash precision index adjuster, and a hand-engraved balance cock.
The manually wound movement of the A. Lange & Söhne CABARET MOONPHASE delivers 42 hours of power reserve when fully wound. The moon-phase mechanism integrated in the movement switches forward once a day between 5 and 7 p.m. If the watch has stood still for a longer period of time, the moon can also be advanced day by day with a push piece recessed in the side of the case.
A one-push correction is also needed when the mechanical deviation of the moon disc, which with its two moons and 59 teeth emulates two lunar orbits per revolution, has accumulated to a full day. Because the synodic orbit of the moon is 29.5306 days rather than precisely 29 days, this will be necessary every 32 months.
The yellow gold Lange Cabaret Moonphase watch (reference 118.021) features a solid silver champagne dial where as the pink gold version (reference 118.032) has a solid silver argenté dial.
Model: A. Lange & Söhne CABARET MOONPHASE
Lange manufacture calibre L931.5, manually wound, crafted, assembled, and decorated almost entirely by hand to the highest Lange quality standards; precision adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated, cross-laminated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Number of parts: 268
Screwed gold chatons: 3
Escapement: Lever escapement
Balance: Shock proofed glucydur screw balance, Nivarox 1 balance spring with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, patented micrometer-screw index adjuster with whiplash spring
Power reserve: 42 hours when fully wound
Hours, minutes, small seconds with stop seconds, patented outsize date, moon-phase display
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, two push pieces recessed in the case for switching the outsize date and the moon phase
Material: Yellow or pink gold
Case dimensions: 36.3 x 25.5 millimetres
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Solid silver in champagne or argenté; gold appliques
Hands: Yellow or pink gold
Hand-stitched crocodile straps and Lange prong buckle in solid gold.
Reference 118.021: Cabaret Moonphase, Yellow gold version with solid silver champagne dial and leather strap.
Reference 118.032: Cabaret Moonphase, Pink gold version with solid silver argenté dial and leather strap.
Courtesy: Lange Uhren GmbH