German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne unveils the new GRAND LANGE 1 model in white gold featuring black solid-silver dial as well as luminous hands and appliques.
With unique assets such as the off-centre dial configuration, the outsize date, the three-day movement, and the flawless craftsmanship of its manufacture calibre, the Lange 1 triggered a fresh breeze in the realm of precision watchmaking when it was launched 18 years ago. Since then, it has been the face of A. Lange & Söhne. Featuring a more slender silhouette and a totally new manufacture calibre, the Grand Lange 1 became an icon in its own right last year. For this model, Lange’s developers succeeded in preserving the 72-hour power reserve of the Lange 1, but this time with a single mainspring barrel. This decision reduced the vertical space occupied by the movement. The characteristic dial architecture of the Lange 1 was proportionally transposed to the larger model.
With its white-gold case and black dial, the new model variation of the Grand Lange 1 projects a striking personality. Thanks to luminous hands and appliques in rhodiumed gold, the time and the power reserve are highly legible even in the dark. The charismatic elegance of the new Lange 1 family member is underscored with a black crocodile strap and a Lange prong buckle in solid white gold.
The manufacture calibre L095.1 features a classic screw balance, a balance spring developed and produced in-house, the brand-typical movement architecture with a three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver and lavishly hand-decorated movement components. It is endowed with all of the characteristics that have made timepieces by A. Lange & Söhne synonymous with the apex of Saxon watchmaking artistry among connoisseurs all over the world – and timeless classics for the wrist.
Model: GRAND LANGE 1 Ref. 117.028
Lange manufacture calibre L095.1, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement parts: 397
Screwed gold chatons: 7
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant screw balance; superior-quality balance spring manufactured in-house, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound
Time indicated in hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; power-reserve indicator; outsize date
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; push piece for rapid correction of the outsize date
Diameter: 34.1 millimetres; height: 4.7 millimetres
Case, dial and strap
Case dimensions: Diameter: 40.9 millimetres; height: 8.8 millimetres
Crystal and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Case: White gold
Dial: Solid silver, black; appliques: rhodiumed gold, luminous
Hands: Rhodiumed gold; hours, minutes, power reserve luminous
Strap: Hand-stitched crocodile strap, black
Buckle: Lange prong buckle in white gold