The German watch manufacturer A. Lange & Söhne launched the watch Lange 1 in 1994 together with three other models in an attempt to revive the company after it was expropriated following World War II and to bring Germany back on the map of high-end Saxon watchmaking.The great-grandson of Ferdinand Lange, Walter Lange, managed to make this possible. The Lange 1, with the brand's famous overspoke date and watch Zeitwerk with its digital displays with jumping hours and minutes, are two of the most iconosciable watches in the A. Lange & Sohne.
The Lange 1 featured a large date window, an off-center hour and minute dial, a small seconds dial, and a power reserve indicator, features that still remain present after more than 25 years of production, as demonstrated by the new A. Sohne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase. The sub-dials of Lange 1 were arranged in an unusual way, but there was a method behind this madness. The functions of the dial have been positioned according to the golden section, a mathematical equation that is believed to lead to an aesthetically pleasing and harmonious design, so the collection continues to evolve.
The dial of the new Little Lange 1 Moon Phase 'Gold FLux', made of solid silver and coated with a darkened blue gold flow, has copper particles that shine in the light, obtaining a color similar to that of a night star sky. The trace of the hours inside the main decentralized dial is a mix of star motifs and traditional Roman numerals made of rhodium-gold, as well as hands. In line with 1 and 2 o'clock you will find the characteristic oversized date display inspired by the iconic five-minute clock of DRESDEN present in Opera House (photo below) of the capital and includes numbers that are about three times larger than standard watches with date complications. This function is located near the power reserve indicator and shows the remaining energy of the manual winding in-house movement of the watch.
The caliber L121.2 It consists of 411 individual components and features 44 rubies, an anchor escapement and a double spring barrel that allows it to provide a solid 3-day power reserve.Through the back of the case, the ribbed decoration Glashütte Municipality of the movement, the golden castons, the blued steel components, the hand-engraved barbell and the three-quarter plate made of German silver can be admired through a sapphire glass exhibition.
The moon indicator of the new A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase it is extraordinarily accurate, especially when compared to most other lunar phase complications on the market that round the cycle up to 29.5 days. The average lunar month actually lasts 29 days, 12 hours, 44 minutes and 3 seconds to be precise.The lunar phase complication of A. Lange & Söhne tracks the lunar cycle with 99,998% accuracy and requires only one correction every 122.6 years, as long as the clock works without interruption. The white gold lunar disc contrasting with the dark blue gold flux dial of Little Lange 1 is adorned with 628 stars.
The new A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase "Gold FLux" is complemented by a glossy blue leather strap with shimmering pigments and an 18-carat white gold buckle closure. The standard model has a price of 42,800 EUROS, the version with bezel set in diamonds is sold retail at 53,900 EUROS.