The stunning Lange 1 series is a fairly new “flagship” collection from the brand that was resurrected after the fall of the Communist regime in Eastern Germany. It may not be as technologically daring as their recent Zeitwerk model. Yet it successfully showcases the German brand’s heritage and offers such trademark complications as off-centered displays, as well their signature big date complication. According to a recently disseminated press release, the collection will soon be expanded with an even more beautiful A. Lange & Sohne 1 Daymatic model. Compared to other members of the family, the new collection offers a less complex dial layout reducing the extensive list of functions to just a bare minimum: hours, minutes, small seconds, retrograde “days of week” display and, of course, the big date aperture, which is now ergonomically placed at 10 o’clock.
A. Lange & Sohne
First revealed in March 2007 sporting a precious platinum body, the striking A. Lange & Sohne Lange 31 (ref. 130.032) not only makes a stunning impression with its laconic dial but also sports an outstanding hand-wound mechanical movement. Made solely in-house, the Caliber L034.1 not only offers you stunning exterior but also features fantastic power reserve rating of a whole month! Well, since I am basically out of superlatives here, I can only add that the timepiece is finally available in a less intimidating (and *ahem* more affordable, too) 18-karat rose gold case!
The revolutionary A. Lange & Sohne Zeitwerk was unveiled by the German brand in May, 2009. At that time, it was one of the most daring and controversial (as well as immensely beautiful from the point of view of pure engineering) models from the German manufacture. Although not as deliberately high-tech as some wristwatches made by, say, Louis Moinet -another brand that is known for its audacious approach to industrial design- this “digital” timekeeper attracted a lot of attention even before it went on sale later that year.