From the very beginning, the LANGE 1 was a bold statement against conformism and Saxony’s answer to stylistic uniformity in watch design. Now, in a stately white-gold case with luminous hands and appliques, it presents itself in a new livery: radiant, sleek, and distinctive.
With a bright argenté dial and a striking white-gold case, the design icon now reveals new, gleaming facets. Even after nightfall, this watch beams with its luminous, Superluminova coated rhodiumed gold hands and appliques on the off-centre time and power reserve dials.
The new member of the probably most acclaimed watch family in the world is also powered by the eminent calibre L901.0 movement. From the horological perspective, it features fascinating details that watch connoisseurs the world over associate with the A. Lange & Söhne brand as the hallmark for quality “Made in Germany”: the typical three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, screwed gold chatons, the twin mainspring barrel with a power reserve of more than three days, the patented, highly intricate whiplash precision index adjuster on a hand-engraved balance cock, and the ingenious outsize date display that in the 1990s prompted an entire industry to rethink the fundamental concepts of the dial. To emphasise its temperament, the LANGE 1 in the white-gold case has a black crocodile strap with a white seam and a Lange prong buckle in solid white gold.
Lange manufacture calibre L901.0, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards and largely decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; twin mainspring barrel; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Number of parts: 365
Screwed gold chatons: 9
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant glucydur screw balance, Nivarox balance;spring, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, whiplash;precision index adjuster and patented beat adjustment system
Power reserve More than 72 hours when fully wound
Time display in hours, minutes, small seconds hand with stop seconds, patented outsize date, power-reserve indicator
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, date correction push piece
Case, dial & strap
Case: 38.5 x 10 millimetres, 18-carat white gold
Movement size: 30.4 x 5.9 millimetres
Glass and caseback Antireflection-coated sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Dial: Solid silver, argenté, appliques in rhodiumed gold, luminous
Hands: Rhodiumed gold, luminous
Strap: Hand stitched crocodile strap with precious-metal Lange prong buckle in solid white gold