Watches of Switzerland’s team of 50 highly-trainedm approachable staff has a total sum of over 200 years experience in the industry and speak many different languages – including Cantonese, Mandarin, Japanese and Taiwanese.
with boutique in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s largest authorised Swiss watch retailer.
After 10 years of importing luxury Swiss watches into Australia, Eric van der Griend estabilished Watches of Switzerland in 1996.
Today, Watches of Switzerland is Australia’s leading official watch specialty store with 20 brands and over 4,000 references of Swiss watches.
L09, Luxury Precinct, T2 International Terminal
Melbourne Airport 3045, Victoria
Tel: 03 9338 0882
Monday – Sunday 6am – 11pm
Cantonese, Mandarin, Vietnamese and Serbian assistance available.
294 Collins Street, Melbourne
Tel: 03 9671 3388 or 1300 808 135
Monday – Saturday 10am – 6pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
199 George Street, Sydney
2000, New South Wales
Tel: (02) 9251 0088 or 1300 808 135
Monday – Saturday 10am – 5.30pm
Sunday 11am – 5pm
The Lange 1 Moon Phase is not a new watch for A. Lange & Söhne as such but rather an update to an existing model. We’re not just talking a couple of minor aesthetic improvements here though. The Lange 1 Moon Phase boasts a new base movement, as well as a complete re-design of the moonphase complication, which now includes a remarkably clever integrated day/night indicator.
Presented in a comfortably sized 38.5mm round case in your choice of platinum, white gold or pink gold, the Lange 1 Moon Phase is a great all-round dress watch. Whether you’re headed to the office or the opera, this is a watch you can confidently strap on to your wrist to complete your outfit.
The asymmetrical dial layout, typical of the Lange 1 collection, features an off-centre hours and minutes display at 9 o’clock, a dual window date display at 1 0’clock, a power-reserve indicator at 3 o’clock and, of course, the stunning moon-phase with integrated day/night indicator at 5 o’clock. Despite the amount of information displayed however, the dial remains incredibly easy to read and does not feel crowded in the least.
Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of Saxony’s precision watchmaking industry when he established his manufactory in 1845. 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 & Söhne nearly vanished. 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. With 54 manufacture calibres developed since 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has secured a top-tier position among the world’s finest watch brands. Brand icons such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a regularly produced wristwatch and the ZEITWERK with its precisely jumping numerals display, rank among the company’s greatest successes. Sophisticated complications such as the RICHARD LANGE PERPETUAL CALENDAR “Terraluna”, the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER, and the DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL TOURBILLON reflect the manufactory’s determination to achieve ever new pinnacles in horological artistry.