Since it premiered on 24 October 1994, it has epitomized the core and the identity of A. Lange & Söhne. With its unique combination of classic style elements and technical innovations, it stands for the determination of the Saxon manufacture to craft the world's finest watches. Even in its 25th year, the famous watch family created by A. Lange & Söhne remains an unconditional success. With its asymmetric dial, the three-day movement, and the first outsize date in a regularly produced wristwatch, the Lange 1 elicited enthusiasm when it debuted. A quarter of a century later, the instantly recognizable watch joined the roster of the 20th century’s great timepiece classics. That is why, despite its new movement, it has remained almost unchanged externally.
In 2019, celebrating the first 25 years of the Lange 1, A. Lange & Söhne will be presenting at the SIHH 2019 the new Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” ref. 191.066 in 18K white gold —38.5 mm in diameter— in a limited edition of 250 pieces. The Lange 1 was the first watch of the new era and has been A. Lange & Söhne’s undisputed icon for 25 years. The Lange 1 "25th Anniversary" features a deep-blue printed argenté —silver— dial with a recess, blue date numerals, a hinged case back with an engraving of Lange’s headquarters and a especially engraved balance cock with the outsize date with a “25” that symbolises the 25th anniversary. The manually executed lines of the new engraving pattern on the balance cock are blued for the first time and thus stand out with a particularly rich contrast.
This new Lange 1 marks the kick-off of the “25th Anniversary” series that will be unveiled by the brand this year. Live pictures to follow next week as we report live from Geneva, Switzerland at the SIHH 2019.
Sticker Price €43,700 Euros —approximately $50,000 USD. For more info on A. Lange & Söhne click here.