German luxury watch brand A. Lange & Söhne unveils the new GRAND LANGE 1 model in white gold featuring black solid-silver dial as well as luminous hands and appliques.
With unique assets such as the off-centre dial configuration, the outsize date, the three-day movement, and the flawless craftsmanship of its manufacture calibre, the Lange 1 triggered a fresh breeze in the realm of precision watchmaking when it was launched 18 years ago. Since then, it has been the face of A. Lange & Söhne. Featuring a more slender silhouette and a totally new manufacture calibre, the Grand Lange 1 became an icon in its own right last year. For this model, Lange’s developers succeeded in preserving the 72-hour power reserve of the Lange 1, but this time with a single mainspring barrel. This decision reduced the vertical space occupied by the movement. The characteristic dial architecture of the Lange 1 was proportionally transposed to the larger model.
The manufacture calibre L095.1 features a classic screw balance, a balance spring developed and produced in-house, the brand-typical movement architecture with a three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver and lavishly hand-decorated movement components. It is endowed with all of the characteristics that have made timepieces by A. Lange & Söhne synonymous with the apex of Saxon watchmaking artistry among connoisseurs all over the world – and timeless classics for the wrist.
Model: GRAND LANGE 1 Ref. 117.028
Lange manufacture calibre L095.1, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement parts: 397
Screwed gold chatons: 7
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant screw balance; superior-quality balance spring manufactured in-house, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound
Time indicated in hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; power-reserve indicator; outsize date
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; push piece for rapid correction of the outsize date
Diameter: 40.9 millimetres; height: 8.8 millimetres
Diameter: 34.1 millimetres; height: 4.7 millimetres
Crystal and caseback: Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Case: White gold
Dial: Solid silver, black; appliques: rhodiumed gold, luminous
Hands: Rhodiumed gold; hours, minutes, power reserve luminous
Strap: Hand-stitched crocodile strap, black
Buckle: Lange prong buckle in white gold