The warm glow of its pink-gold case is accented by a dial in noble grey: With this graceful combination, the latest member of the cosmopolitan timepiece family known under the name LANGE 1 TIME ZONE is delighting watch lovers in a globalised world.
With a second time zone and the motto “Born in Saxony, at home in the world”, the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE in 2005 wrote yet another chapter in the successful history of A. Lange & Söhne. It began fourteen years ago when the LANGE 1 had its debut. In the meantime, the watch with the unusual face has become the symbol for the comeback of an eminent brand rooted in Saxony: A. Lange & Söhne.
Its off-centre dial layout, the twin mainspring barrel with a power reserve of three days, and the first outsize date in a regularly produced wristwatch inspired an entire industry. And its exquisitely crafted movement delivered proof that precision watchmaking had finally rediscovered its second home outside Switzerland.
All these features are embodied in the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE – complemented with an easily adjustable display of the hour in a second time zone. Unlike other watches with a second time zone, it offers a further genuine benefit: an ingenious adjustment mechanism makes it possible to conveniently swap the home time displayed on the large dial and the zone time indicated on the subsidiary dial. As an alternative to the original combination of an 18-carat pink-gold case with a bright argenté dial, the solidsilver dial is now also available in distinguished grey.
A closer look reveals a second, rather exotic change: A South American president turned the hands of the clock and gave his country a new time zone. His decision to move the time in Venezuela back by half an hour (UTC–4:30) disqualified Caracas as the reference city for Atlantic Standard Time (UTC–4). This role has now been assumed by Santiago de Chile. The “CARACAS” on city rings – and this applies to all siblings in the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE family – will henceforth be replaced by “SANTIAGO”.
Lange manufacture calibre L031.1, manually wound,crafted, assembled, and decorated by hand to the highest Lange quality standards; precision-adjusted in five positions; twin mainspring barrel; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock and intermediate-wheel cock engraved by hand
Number of parts: 417
Screwed gold chatons: 4
Escapement: Lever escapement
Balance: Shock resistant; glucydur screw balance, Nivarox balance spring with a frequency of 21,600 semioscillations per hour, whiplash precision index adjuster with patented beat adjustment mechanism
Power reserve: More than 72 hours when fully wound
Home time with day/night indicator (hours, minutes,small seconds with stop seconds), zone time (hours, minutes) with day/night indicator and city ring, outsize date for home time, power-reserve indicator
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; a push-piece for switching the outsize date; a push piece for advancing the city ring, synchronised with the hour hand of the zone time display and the day/nightindicator for zone time
41.9 x 11 mm, 18-carat pink gold
Movement 34.1 x 6.65 mm
Glass and caseback: Antireflection-coated sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Solid silver in grey; gold appliques
Hands: Pink gold, blued steel
Hand stitched crocodile strap and Lange prong buckle in solid gold