Lange & Söhne is a trademark of premier German watchmaking company Lange Uhren GmbH. Its watches rank among the finest in the world and sell in the same general price range as watches made by such top-tier Swiss firms as Patek Philippe and Vacheron Constantin. Lange was founded in 1845 by Ferdinand Adolph Lange in the little town of Glashutte, near Dresden in the state of Saxony. The company has release its newest member, the LANGE 1.
This beautiful timepiece is powered by the calibre L901.0 movement. It features fascinating details that watch connoisseurs associate with the A. Lange & Söhne brand: the typical three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver, screwed gold chatons, the twin mainspring barrel with a power reserve of more than three days, the patented, highly intricate whiplash precision index adjuster on a hand-engraved balance cock, and the ingenious outsize date display. To emphasize its temperament, the LANGE 1 in the white-gold case has a black crocodile strap with a white seam and a Lange prong buckle in solid white gold.
More details and images of the Lange 1 after the jump.
Movement : Lange manufacture calibre L901.0, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards and largely decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; twin mainspring barrel; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Number of parts : 365
Jewels : 53
Screwed gold chatons : 9
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system : Shock-resistant Glucydur screw balance, Nivarox balance spring, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, whiplash precision index adjuster and patented beat adjustment system
Power reserve: More than 72 hours when fully wound
Functions: Time display in hours, minutes, small seconds hand with stop seconds, patented outsize date, power-reserve indicator
Operating elements: Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, date correction push piece
Case: 38.5 x 10 millimeters, 18-carat white gold
Movement size: 30.4 x 5.9 millimeters
Glass and caseback: Antireflection-coated sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Dial: Solid silver, argenté, appliques in rhodiumed gold, luminous
Hands: Rhodiumed gold, luminous
Strap: Hand stitched crocodile strap with precious-metal Lange prong buckle in solid white gold