A. Lange & Söhne presents a new ODYSSEUS watch in white gold with a grey dial.
On 24 October 2019, exactly 25 years to the day after the debut of the first new era timepiece collection by Walter Lange and Günter Blümlein, A. Lange & Söhne launched ODYSSEUS, the sixth watch family from the venerated German watch manufacture.
This Lange luxury sports watch now comes in white gold with an integrated rubber or leather strap. The sporty-elegant timepiece with the large-format date and day display and a water-resistant case features a grey dial with a special surface structure for a very textured effect.
The second model of the new family combines a 40.5-millimetre white-gold case with a grey dial. White-gold hands and notched baton appliques assure good legibility against the dark background. The numerals of the outsize date and the letters of the large-format day display stand out in white on grey.
With a height of 2.4 millimetres, they are easily readable even in poor light conditions. Like the hour and minute hands, the hour markers are luminous.
The embossed groove structure beneath the applied hour markers and the subsidiary seconds scale enhances the textured effect of the dial. It contrasts against the glossy matt inner surfaces of the main and subsidiary dials. The red 60 on the beveled argenté-coloured flange ring with the printed minute scale provides a subtle colour accent.
The tapered buttons for correcting the day and the date are arranged above and beneath the crown. They accentuate the prominent shape of the three-part white-gold case. The finissage of the case and the lugs is characterised by the interplay of brushed surfaces and polished chamfers. Integrated straps are available in hand-stitched leather or black rubber. The latter features air ducts on the inside for superb wearing comfort.
The watch is powered by the L155.1 DATOMATIC manufacture calibre developed for the ODYSSEUS. Its name stands for the combination of a date mechanism and automatic winding. To guarantee high rate accuracy regardless of external factors, the balance operates at a frequency of 28,800 semi-oscillations per hour (4 hertz).
Recessed poising screws minimise air turbulence that could affect the rate. The movement has a maximum power reserve of 50 hours. The skeletonised and partially black rhodiumed central rotor with a centrifugal mass in platinum assures dependable energy delivery.
In line with Lange’s philosophy, all parts are lavishly hand-finished and the movement is assembled twice. Many artisanal details can be discovered with a glance through the sapphire-crystal caseback. They include the German silver plate decorated with Glashütte ribbing, the wave pattern engraved on the balance bridge, and the screwed gold chaton above the escape wheel.
Model: A. Lange & Söhne ODYSSEUS in 18-carat White Gold, Reference 363.068
Calibre L155.1 DATOMATIC
Number of movement parts: 312
Power reserve: 50 hours
Hour and minutes
Small seconds at 6 o’clock
Outsize date at 3 o’clock
Day of the week at 9 o’clock
18-carat white gold
Diameter: 40.5 mm
Thickness: 11.1 mm
Sapphire crystal glass
Case back: sapphire glass
Water resistance: 12 bar (120 meters)
Grey dial made of brass
Black rubber strap with 18-carat white gold buckle
Distance between horns: 26 mm
Available exclusively in Lange boutiques
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