As the ninth of a total of ten special models, the A. Lange & Söhne LITTLE LANGE 1 MOON PHASE “25th Anniversary” recalls the spectacular presentation of the LANGE 1 on 24 October 1994.
The hallmarks of the two-toned anniversary edition include a white-gold case, an argenté- coloured dial in solid silver with blue-printed elements and blued steel hands.
A hand-engraved lunar disc in white gold distinguishes the LITTLE LANGE 1 MOON PHASE – presented on the occasion of the 25th birthday of the LANGE 1 – from the standard version. It has a diameter of 36.8 millimetres and debuts in a limited edition of only 25 watches.
The colour concept is echoed in a characteristic movement detail: The blue-filled engraving of the balance cock in German silver features a reliefed depiction of the outsize date with the number “25” to match the anniversary. The watch is worn on a dark blue alligator leather strap with a white-gold buckle.
Like all manually wound timepieces of the LANGE 1 family, the LITTLE LANGE 1 MOON PHASE – first introduced in 2017 – has an off-centre dial with an outsize date and an UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator. The moon-phase display is so precise that it only has to be corrected by one day every 122.6 years.
As was already the case with the GRAND LANGE 1 MOON PHASE “25th Anniversary”, this special edition also features a hand engraved lunar disc. Six stars and numerous little dots depict the starry sky and together with the golden moons form a three-dimensional heavenly canopy.
The manufacture calibre L121.2, painstakingly finished, polished and decorated by hand, runs at a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations an hour and thanks to its twin mainspring barrel only needs to be wound every three days.
Model: A. Lange & Söhne LITTLE LANGE 1 MOONPHASE 25th Anniversary Limited Edition, Reference 182.066
Manual winding movement
Number of movement parts: 411
Number of rubies: 44
Number of screwed gold chatons: 8
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound
Frequency: 21600 semi-oscillations per hour
Beat-adjustment system: Screw balance
Diameter: 30.6 mm
Height: 5.7 mm
Off-centre time indication
UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator
Diameter: 36.8 mm
Height: 9.5 mm
Solid silver, argenté-coloured dial
Hands: Blued steel
Blue-printed markers and texts
Lunar disc in white gold with hand-engraved stars
Limited to 25 timepieces
Image Credit: Lange Uhren GmbH