1 / 4 of a century has now handed since Günter Blümlein and Walter Lange rebuilt the horological big that’s A. Lange & Söhne. On the 24th of October 1994, the 2 stood facet by facet and offered 4 timepieces – the Lange 1, the Cabaret, the Saxonia and, the Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite,” ushering in a brand new period of Saxon watchmaking.
Of the 4, the Lange 1 was arguably the one most poised to cement its place as an icon on the earth of watchmaking given the distinctive traits of its design. The uneven dial performed dwelling to an over-sized date, an off-centre dial for time and one other for the seconds, and an influence reserve indicator – the Lange 1 stood out, loud and proud. Coupled with a double mainspring barrel, it was the easiest way to exemplify Lange’s stability of kind and performance.
In celebrating its 25th anniversary, A. Lange & Söhne unveiled the Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” piece forward of SIHH 2019. Made in an 18okay white gold case, the watch encompasses a color that Lange has solely used on dials beforehand. The deep blue of the numerals, palms, and phrases gives an excellent distinction to the two-toned silvery dial. A hunter case again showcases an especially detailed engraving of Lange’s headquarters and upon opening that, a hand-engraved stability cock with blued strains, a primary for the model.
The Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” will likely be restricted to simply 250 watches and Lange has explicitly introduced that it’s the primary watch to kick off the anniversary celebrations for this yr. Langenation of us, it’s time to start out discussing what 24th of October would possibly simply convey us this yr.