Black dials and black calendar discs characterize the latest A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Outsize Date watches available in pink or white gold. The signature Lange outsize date sports a new design and much better look now that the white discs with black numerals have been replaced by the black ones with white printed numerals. The latest newcomer in the Saxonia watch family combines exciting design elements with technical finesse. Now endowed with an outsize date display, the new calibre L086.8 movement powering the Saxonia ensures that the debut timepiece will run with benchmark dependability.
Insider: A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moonphase with Black Dial. One of the Best Looking Langes for those in Love with Black Dials.
First released in 2016 and endowed with a 40 mm case in either white gold or pink gold, the A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moonphase now adopts a new look with a black dial available for both models as of the SIHH 2018. A highly precise moonphase display and the characteristic Lange outsize date accentuate the puristic design of this technically and aesthetically compelling automatic watch. Functional, easy to use, and clearly organized, the Saxonia Moon Phase fulfills all of the criteria of a wristwatch that its owners will always enjoy wearing.
Insider: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 'Homage to Walter Lange'. Honoring Mr. Lange's Favorite Complication.
A historically inspired timepiece with dead beat seconds from A. Lange & Söhne to honor its deceased company founder Walter Lange, who passed away in January 2017. The new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 ‘Homage to Walter Lange’ is the first 1815 model fitted with this extraordinary complication. This new watch equipped with a jumping seconds hand that dates back to a 150-year-old invention conceived by Ferdinand Adolph Lange is as classic as it gets.
Insider: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Chronograph in 18K Pink Gold. Hands-on with a Cornerstone Timepiece from Germany's Finest Watchmaker.
This year, A. Lange & Söhne has decided to add two new 18K pink gold models to the successful 1815 Chronograph collection. Endowed with column-wheel mechanism, a flyback function and a pulsometer scale, the two new watches are available with black —ref. 414.031— or silvered colored —ref. 414.032— dials. While the black dial version is a very nice watch, there is something about the silvered colored dial model that we absolutely love.
The new A. Lange & Söhne Triple Split ref. 424.038F is the first mechanical split seconds chronograph in the world that allows multi-hour comparative time measurements. Additional rattrapante hands on the minute and hour totalizers make it possible to stop lap and reference times of events that last as long as twelve hours. On 17 July 2016, German triathlete Jan Frodeno achieved a new world record for the triathlon long distance. In an amazing seven hours, 35 minutes and 39 seconds, he mastered the combination of swimming 3.8 kilometers, cycling 180 kilometers and running 42.2 kilometers.
Rare Bird: A. Lange & Söhne Cabaret Yellow Gold. The Rectangular Unicorn Watch from the Masters of Saxonian Watchmaking.
One of the least desirable timepieces from A. Lange & Söhne and what could be considered a unicorn amongst the Lange lineup, the Cabaret is one of those rare birds worth talking about. Released during the rebirth era of A. Lange & Söhne, this timepiece was introduced in 18K rose gold, platinum, 18K white gold and very scarcely in 18K yellow gold. Launched as a men's watch and fitted with a rectangular case measuring 36.3 mm x 25.5 mm, this wristwatch was definitely better suited for women rather than men.
News: Presenting the new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst. A 20-Piece Limited Edition.
First launched at the SIHH 2013 and awarded two prizes at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève the same year —not only it received the Grande Complication Prize but also the Public Prize—, the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar which we reviewed here, just got even better, if that is even possible at all. The new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar Handwerkskunst just unveiled in Florence, Italy demonstrates how artisanal virtuosity becomes truly grand art.
A. Lange & Söhne is a company that has been around since the 1800s. Ferdinand A. Lange was born in Dresden, Germany in 1815. Fifteen years later, he began an apprenticeship with Saxon clockmaker J.C.F. Gutkaes starting his career in watchmaking. In 1837, Ferdinand A. Lange moved near Paris and worked as a foreman in a prominent horological manufactory, operated by Austrian clockmaker Joseph Thaddäus Winnerl —1799-1836, a pupil of Abraham Louis Breguet.
Eye Candy: A. Lange & Söhne Double Split. A Collection of Some of Our Best Macro Photography of this Double Rattrapante Chronograph.
The A. Lange & Söhne Double Split Chronograph ref. 404.032is the world’s first and only mechanical chronograph with a double-rattrapante function. It features two pairs of stopwatch hands that can run together as well as separately. For the first time, they allow time comparisons, lap-time and reference-value measurements as well as fastest/slowest measurements of events that last up to 30 minutes.
Insider: A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual 'Pour le Mérite'. Hands-on with the Fifth Masterpiece from Lange.
The new A. Lange & Söhne Tourbograph Perpetual 'Pour le Mérite' not only combines four amazing horological complications in one watch, but is also happens to be the fifth masterpiece from Lange that is flawlessly designed bringing the best of their DNA into one watch. Featuring a curved bridge to hold its impressive tourbillon cage, the Tourbograph Perpetual 'Pour le Mérite' is available in a limited edition of 50 pieces and priced at more than half a million U.S. dollars.
Signaling the time in ten-minute intervals is what the new A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk Decimal Strike is all about. This new Lange joins the three other Zeitwerks in an 18K honey gold —A. Lange & Söhne exclusive gold alloy— 100-piece limited edition. With its striking mechanism sounding every ten minutes. First launched in 2009, the Zeitwerk is the most modern and unconventional way of telling time from the A. Lange & Söhne lineup.
SIHH 2017: New A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 in White Gold with Grey Dial. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
For nearly a decade, the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 31 has been the first and only mechanical wristwatch with a power reserve of 31 days and a patented constant-force escapement that continuously delivers uniform torque. Last week at the SIHH 2017 in Geneva, A. Lange & Söhne unveiled a new variation of the Lange 31 —up until now only available in platinum as ref. 130.025 or in 18K rose gold as ref. 130.032— in 18K white gold with a grey dial. This new watch is limited to 100 watches.
Without a doubt the new A. Lange & Söhne is one of our favorite watches released this year at the SIHH 2017, as it opens a new entry level price point for the brand offering one of the most useful complications out there. With a dial layout similar to that of a Perpetual Calendar, the new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Annual Calendar could fool anyone from afar. With a generous 40 mm case in either 18K white gold or 18K pink gold and a manual wound movement, the new 1815 Annual Calendar features date, day, month and moon phase indicator.
SIHH 2017: New A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with Day/Night Indicator. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase just got much better, now offering a clever day/night indicator built directly on the way the moon phase is displayed. If you're already wondering what we mean by this, simply look at the color of the sky that serves as the backdrop for the moon disc without any starts and in a different shade of blue. Well, thanks to the new manual wound calibre L121.3, the highly polished moon on the moon phase disc always orbits against a realistic backdrop —a bright blue sky by day and a dark blue starry sky at night.
The A. Lange & Söhne calibre L101.1 is the beating heart inside the fascinating A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar. Since we took a good amount of macro shots of this beautiful calibre during our review of the watch a while back, we decided to dedicate a full post to these amazing images.
In 2002, the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase was first presented by this manufacture from Saxony. The Lange 1 Moon Phase is without a doubt the most successful watch from A. Lange & Söhne with its highly popular astronomical complication. The new Lange 1 Moon Phase has now been endowed with a new manual wound movement that takes on a particularly realistic approach by combining the moon-phase display with a day/night indicator.
Photo Gallery: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar in Platinum. Doesn't get much better than this.
Today, we want to keep it simple and short. Therefore, we are bringing you this photo gallery of the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar. This exceptional timepiece presented at the SIHH 2013 was awarded two prizes at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève 2013. Not only it received the Grande Complication Prize but also the Public Prize. This fascinating timepiece available in Platinum or Pink Gold is not only amazing from an horological standpoint but also extraordinary when it comes to its visual appeal and looks.
Without a doubt, one of the most unique and coolest watches from A. Lange & Söhne is the Zeitwerk model. However, if you want to think of an even cooler Zeitwerk —if that is even possible—, you need to think of the 100-piece limited edition Zeitwerk Luminous in platinum ref. 140.035. Originally launched in 2010, this is one of the most coveted Lange timepieces out there as the 100 pieces that were made, quickly sold out.
Back in January 2014, A. Lange & Söhne officially unveiled the new Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase at the SIHH in Geneva. Back then, we brought you some live images of this new watch and the 'hot-of-the-press' details on it. Today, we bring you our hands-on review of the A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase ref. 139.032 in 18K pink gold with our usual images under natural light. This new exceptional timepiece where perfection is as perfect as it gets, gives the exactly calculated to 122.6 years moon phase display a shiny appearance on the dial and a majestic look never achieved by another manufacture.
Insider: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar. Grande Complication Prize and Public Prize at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève.
The A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Rattrapante Perpetual Calendar was presented at the SIHH 2013 and was awarded two prizes at the Grand Prix d'Horlogerie de Genève the same year —not only it received the Grande Complication Prize but also the Public Prize. This fascinating timepiece available in Platinum or Pink Gold —like the one we are reviewing here— is not only amazing from an horological standpoint but also extraordinary when it comes to its visual appeal and looks.