A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase

A. Lange & Söhne’s new Little Lange 1 Moon Phase watch has a white-gold case and a dark-blue dial coated with dark-blue gold flux that shimmers with a copper hue. A white-gold moon accurately orbits along its course beneath the iconic Lange outsize date. The watch is also available in a gem-set version with its bezel adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds.

A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase watch wrist shot

The new LITTLE LANGE 1 MOON PHASE boasts an eye-catching solid-silver dial coated with shimmering dark-blue gold flux; the sparkling copper particles evoke a starry nocturnal sky.

A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase watch with white gold case and blue dial

The applied Roman numerals at 3, 6, 9, and 12 o’clock as well as the star-shaped hour markers between them are crafted from rhodiumed gold just like the hands. The dark hue of the dial is echoed by the outsize date and the white-gold lunar disc with its 628 stars.

A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase watch with large date display

A dark-blue, shiny leather strap with sparkling pigments and a solid white-gold buckle complement the elegant appearance of the watch. In the second version, 56 brilliant-cut diamonds adorn the bezel of the white gold case with a diameter of 36.8 millimetres.

The elegant combination of aesthetic appeal and precision in a watch is demonstrated by the LITTLE LANGE 1 MOON PHASE with a moon-phase display calculated to remain accurate for 122.6 years. Only after this short eternity, the deviation from the synodic lunar cycle would add up to one day, provided the watch runs without interruption for that duration.

A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase diamond set white gold bezel

More realistically, a correction might be necessary occasionally if the watch remains unwound for an extended period of time. The corrector between 7 and 8 o’clock allows the display to be updated quickly and easily. A corrector that is also recessed in the case between 10 and 11 o’clock advances the outsize date day by day.

A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase watch with white gold case and blue dial with large date

With the configuration of an off-centre dial layout, the outsize date, the power-reserve indicator, the twin mainspring barrel, and a three-day movement, the LITTLE LANGE 1 MOON PHASE has all of the technical features of the iconic LANGE 1 timepiece.

Calibre L121.2

The typical manifestations of Lange watchmaking artistry, such as the three-quarter plate in German silver decorated with Glashütte ribbing, the hand-engraved balance cock, and the gold chatons secured with cornflower blue steel screws can be admired through the sapphire-crystal caseback.

Technical details

Model: A. Lange & Söhne LITTLE LANGE 1 MOON PHASE

Reference 182.086: White gold case and with dark-blue dial
Reference 182.886: White gold case, gem-set bezel and with dark-blue dial

Calibre L121.2
Manually wound movement
Number of movement parts: 411
Power reserve: 72 hours

Outsize date, Moon-phase display, Power reserve indicator

18-carat white gold
The bezel of gem-set version is adorned with 56 brilliant-cut diamonds
Case back: sapphire glass
Diameter: 36.8 mm
Thickness: 10 mm
Lug width: 19 mm
Water resistance: 3 bar

Solid silver dial, faced with dark-blue gold flux

Dark-blue alligator leather strap with 18-carat white gold buckle

Image Credit: Lange Uhren GmbH