Today, A. Lange & Söhne announced the second model of the ten watches they will be releasing this year for the anniversary collection. This new 25-piece A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase limited edition features a lunar disc engraved by hand for the first time. Commemorating the launch of the Lange 1 in October 1994, the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase will be released as a jubilee edition in white gold with a limitation of 25 watches. It features a silver colored dial in solid silver with printed deep blue numerals and a white-gold lunar disc with hand engraved stars.
The Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase ‘25th Anniversary’ is the second model from the anniversary collection with which A. Lange & Söhne is celebrating the most important milestones of the Lange 1 watch family in 2019. Its special features include a silvered colored dial made of solid silver with blue printed numbers, indices and a blue date and a color coordinated blue alligator leather strap with grey stitching. Furthermore, it is the first Lange watch with a hand-engraved lunar disc made of solid white gold. Six stars and numerous small dots have been engraved by hand to create a starry sky. Together with the inlaid golden moon, this forms a unique three-dimensional night scene.
With a case diameter of 41 mm, the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase launched in 2014 is 2.5 mm larger than the Lange 1 Moon Phase. The moon phase display is also larger than that of its sister model and has moved from a subsidiary seconds dial to the main dial with the hour and minute display. This ensures that the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase ‘25th Anniversary’ gives the most space to this astronomical complication of all the moon-phase models from A. Lange & Söhne. The Lange outsize date has also been enlarged proportionally by 4% to create a holistic overall appearance.
The display case back reveals the calibre L095.3 that is meticulously decorated and twice assembled by hand with the typical characteristics of the Lange 1 watch family. The three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver decorated with Glashütte ribbing affords a view of the screw balance with a balance spring developed and manufactured in-house. And just like on the Lange 1 ‘25th Anniversary’, the balance spring cock is hand-engraved with a special engraving with the number “25” in the Lange typical outsize date window, surrounded by a floral pattern. All engraved recesses are accentuated with a blue coating. The new A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase '25th Anniversary' is available in a highly exclusive limited edition of 25 pieces, a much lower number than that of the anniversary Lange 1 at 250 pieces.
Sticker Price €45,800 Euros —approximately $52,000 USD. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne click here.