When the Lange 1 was first launched in 1994 alongside the Cabaret, the Saxonia, and the Tourbillon “Pour le Mérite,” A. Lange & Söhne wasn’t a lot the brand new child on the block versus the brand new child on the newly rebuilt block. Twenty-five years on, the Glashüttian model has climbed the ranks of the watch world and cemented its place within the higher echelons of watchmaking.
In celebrating the enduring Lange 1 and its success, A. Lange & Söhne has dedicated itself to releasing 10 commemorative editions all through 2019, one a month until October. Last month, we showcased the Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” that confirmed at SIHH. This month, Lange has graced us with the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary”, restricted to 25 items and that includes the identical argenté-coloured dial in stable silver contrasted with deep blue numerals.
The point of interest on the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary”, nonetheless, is the white-gold lunar disc that may be learn at 9 o’clock that boasts painstakingly hand-engraved stars, a primary for the model. The conventional Lange course of is for the celebrities to be laser reduce after the blue coating has been utilized to the disc. In whole, six stars might be seen on the indicator, and as a result of the standard coating has not been utilized, the show stays monochromatic, matching the remainder of the staid dial.
From the again, the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniverary” showcases the identical calibre L095.three with the three-quarter plate that Saxonian watchmaking has made largely in style. As with different Lange timepieces, the calibre has been twice assembled by hand and completed meticulously. In this commemorative version, nonetheless, the hand-engraved stability cock boasts a particular message with the quantity “25” within the Lange-typical outsize date window, surrounded by a floral sample. A blue coating has been utilized to all of the engraved recesses.