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THIS YEAR, A. LANGE and SÖHNE IS CELEBRATING 200 YEARS SINCE THE BIRTH OF ITS FOUNDER, F.A LANGE, WHO IS HERALDED AS THE FORCE BEHIND THE SAXON WATCHMAKING TRADITION.

When Ferdinand Adolph Lange, a Dresden watchmaker, established his watch manufactory in 1845, he laid the cornerstone of Saxony’s precision watchmaking. His precious pocket watches remain highly coveted among collectors all over the world. 

The company was expropriated after World War II, and the name A. Lange and Söhne nearly fell into oblivion. In 1990, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange had the courage to relaunch the brand. 

 

TODAY, LANGE CRAFTS ONLY A FEW THOUSAND WRISTWATCHES IN GOLD OR PLATINUM PER YEAR. THEY ARE ENDOWED EXCLUSIVELY WITH PROPRIETARY MOVEMENTS THAT ARE LAVISHLY DECORATED AND ASSEMBLED BY HAND. 

In a period of little more than 20 years, A. Lange and Söhne developed 51 manufacture calibres and secured a top-tier position among the world’s finest watch brands. Its greatest successes include innovative time-keeping instruments such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a series produced wristwatch as well as the ZEITWERK with its supremely legible, precisely jumping numerals. In the meantime, both models have become icons of a brand rich in tradition. 

 

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LANGE 1

A NEW INNER LIFE FOR THE BRAND ICON THE LANGE 1 HAS BEEN THE FACE OF A. LANGE and SÖHNE SINCE 1994. IT BECAME WHAT MIGHT BE CALLED A MAGNA CARTA FOR THE MANUFACTORY’S SELF-PERCEPTION.

Now, the new edition of the successful model has been endowed with a technically evolved manually wound calibre. It was clear from the beginning that the inimitable design of the LANGE 1 would be preserved. 

It all started in October 1994, when A. Lange and Söhne publicly introduced a timepiece with the self-explanatory name LANGE 1. Watch connoisseurs were thrilled. The fusion of innovative design, outstanding functionality and immaculate craftsmanship demonstrated the Saxons’ courage to embrace change as well as their respect for tradition. So it was not surprising that the LANGE 1 initiated a trend and meanwhile ranks among the world’s great classics. 

A new manufacture calibre – the 50th in the portfolio of in-house movements – writes a new chapter in the successful history of the icon whose family now includes 15 different models. Conversely, the characteristic dial configuration remained practically untouched. A slightly narrower bezel is the only visible hint of a modification. It adds openness to the face of the watch despite its unchanged diameter of 38.5 millimetres. 

The familiar asymmetric dial with the outsize date display and the prominently positioned power-reserve indicator conceals the new manually wound movement with the calibre number L121.1; its development reflects nearly 25 years of experience. The result is a systematic technical evolution. 

Quite a few things have changed in the new movement. Its precisely jumping outsize date display switches at midnight. The force needed for this action is slowly built up during a period of several hours. Additionally, the escapement of the LANGE 1 has a balance wheel with eccentric poising weights and a free-sprung hairspring crafted in-house. Beneath the hand-engraved balance cock, it still breathes with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour. The reliable twin mainspring barrel with a power reserve of 72 hours was retained as well. 

All brand-typical quality hallmarks are readily visible through the sapphire-crystal caseback. They include the Glashütte ribbing decoration of the three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver; this legacy component already protected the precious inner lives of pocket watches 150 years ago. It provides the perfect stage for the eight gold chatons that are secured with thermally blued screws. 

The LANGE 1 is available in the classic case-dial pairings of yellow gold/champagne, pink gold/argenté and platinum/rhodié. 

 

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1815 CHRONOGRAPH

In the 1815 CHRONOGRAPH, chronographic precision is enhanced by the precisely jumping minute counter and the flyback function. Now, it is presented with a jet-black solid-silver dial and an additional pulsometer scale, with which heart rates can be determined.

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  • White Gold
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