IWC, Panerai and A. Lange & Söhne announced today the opening of their new boutiques in Chicago. Situated in Chicago’s coveted Gold Coast Historic District, all three storefronts will be centrally located in the heart of the city at the famed Waldorf Astoria, just a few steps away from Oak Street Beach. This key city is a first for all three brands who have chosen to set down roots in America’s third most populous city because of the passionate collector community and rich culture. At nearly 10 million inhabitants, ‘The Windy City’ attracts an average of 35 million visitors every year. The three boutiques are located at 11 East Walton Street, at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, and will be operated by Burdeen’s Jewelry. Burdeen’s has served the Chicago area since 1980.
Eye Candy: A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual Honey Gold. The Sweetest Honey for Discerning Watch Collectors.
A proud member of the Saxonia family, the A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual in honey gold, stands out from the crowd. With a more traditional and classic case construction at 38.5 mm and available in a limited edition of 100 pieces, this Perpetual Calendar is a perfect example of the horological prowess from the Saxonian manufacture based out of Dresden in Germany. Introduced this year, its solid silver dial is graced with appliques, hour markers and hands made of honey gold. With a simple layout that includes the mandatory information provided by a perpetual calendar including a superimposed leap year indicator on the month subdial, the A. Lange & Söhne Langematik Perpetual Honey Gold is an unparalleled timepiece for Lange purists.
News: Presenting the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar '25th Anniversary' ref. 720.066
The third limited edition from A. Lange & Söhne’s 25th Anniversary Collection is the new Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar. In an elegant and subtle manner, this new watch integrates a perpetual calendar and a tourbillon in the inimitable design of the Lange 1. As a tribute to its anniversary, A. Lange & Söhne introduces the most complicated model of this watch family in a 25-piece 18K white-gold edition with blued-steel hands. First launched in 2012, the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar incorporates a rotating peripheral ring that indicates the month to integrate all calendar indications in the dial architecture of the Lange 1 model.
Eye Candy: A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds. A Very Elegant Timepiece with a Sporty Air.
First released in 2016 in a limited edition of 100 pieces and with a silvered dial, the A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds returns in 2019 with a black dial with striking red accents under ref. 252.029 This watch features a balance that is steadily driven by its one-second constant-force escapement and an integrated jumping mechanism that makes it possible to display the time in strict one-second intervals. Already available in platinum and also in 18K rose gold, the new A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds is now available in 18K white gold —39.9 mm case diameter— with a perfectly contrasting black regulator triangular dial.
News: A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase '25th Anniversary'. The Second Limited Edition from the Anniversary Collection.
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 first A. Lange & Söhne Zeitwerk was launched back in 2009. An exceptional mechanical watch fitted with a digital display unlike any other watch out there just got even better at the SIHH 2019 with the release of the new Zeitwerk Date. If Lange timepieces seem too dressy or formal for your lifestyle, we think that the Zeitwerk brings the perfect balance between cool and elegant to finally make you take the plunge and get that first Lange. With its hours and minutes indicated with jumping numerals and the time bridge dominating the dial, the master watchmakers at the German manufacture were incredibly talented at adding a date function to this watch without disrupting the perfectly balanced dial or affecting the original case size of 44.2 mm.
To celebrate its launch as the cornerstone of A. Lange & Söhne on October 24th, 1994, Lange has decided to launch the Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” limited edition watch. 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. This new Lange 1 marks the kick-off of the “25th Anniversary” series that will be unveiled by the brand this year with one new watch for the next 10 months of the year 2019. These 10 new models wil be dedicated to the most important milestones of the Lange 1 watch.
SIHH 2019: A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon Solid Pink Gold Dial. Live Pictures & Pricing.
Originally launched in 2016, the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon is one of the most complicated watches from our friends from Saxony and this year at the SIHH 2019 it simply just got much better. A first for the brand and in a limited edition of only 100 pieces, the Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon jhas been graced this year with a very special solid pink gold dial in a white gold case. Unexpectedly, given its compact dimensions, this unique multi-complication watch features a flyback chronograph, a perpetual calendar with moon phases, a tourbillon with stop seconds, and a power-reserve indicator.
Pre-SIHH 2019: A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 "25th Anniversary". A 250-Piece Limited Edition in White Gold.
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.
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.