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.
The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone ref. 116.032 is by far one of the nicest luxury world timers in the industry. This exceptional timepiece from Saxony simultaneously indicates the home time as well as 24 different time zones across the world in a subsidiary hour/minute indicator equipped with night and day indicator. A peripheral city ring makes it possible to set the different time zones with the push of a button conveniently located on the case band. Fitted with an elegant highly polished 18K rose gold case —also available in platinum, 18K yellow gold or 18K white gold— measuring 41.9 mm in diameter and 11 mm in thickness, the A. Lange & Söhne Time Zone is understated, functional and extremely beautiful.
Here's the sixth of the seven new watches launched by A. Lange & Söhne at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. The new A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Thin with a new face. The Saxonia Thin distills the characteristic features of a Lange watch in svelte proportions. With a newly designed dial and case, the so far thinnest timepiece from the eminent Saxon watchmakers stands out with even more stunning looks.
SIHH 2016: Presenting the new A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
Here's the fifth of the seven new watches launched by A. Lange & Söhne at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie Genève. The latest model of the Saxonia family stands out with its lucid design and the compelling combination of two popular complications with a precise moon-phase display and the characteristic Lange oversized date. The new A. Lange & Söhne Saxonia Moon Phase with its 40 mm case is available in 18K rose gold ref. 384.032 or 18K white gold ref. 384.026.
SIHH 2016: Presenting the new A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
Thanks to a clear arrangement of the calendar display around the time indication, the new A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar just released at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie presents an abundance of information at a single glance.
SIHH 2016: Presenting the New A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing of this 100-Piece Limited Edition.
This was for sure a big year for A. Lange & Söhne at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. The new A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon is a masterpiece of horology that took the center stage at the Lange booth this year and one of the most impressive watches of all brands exhibiting at the salon.
SIHH 2016: Presenting the New A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase Lumen. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
Here's another one of our favorite pieces this year at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie. Presented in a limited edition of 200 watches in a 41 mm x 9.5 mm platinum case, the new A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase 'Lumen' combines a brilliant moon-phase display with a mystically luminous outsize date that reflects the characteristic style of the brand.
SIHH 2016: Presenting the New A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds. Hands-on Live Pictures & Pricing.
This year at the SIHH 2016 Salon International de la Haute Horlogerie, A. Lange & Söhne took the center stage one more time with the launch of seven new timepieces. One of our favorite timepieces we were able to review hands-on while we were attending the Salon in Geneva was the new A. Lange & Söhne Richard Lange Jumping Seconds ref. 252.025.
Insider: A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down Pink Gold. Hands-on with One of the Most Iconic Timepieces From Saxony.
For over ten years, the A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Up/Down has been the benchmark in chronographs since its launch. Its assets include the oversized date, the high-speed flyback switching mechanism for the chronograph and a patented, precisely-jumping minute counter. The Datograph Up/Down also features a power reserve indicator. Only available in 18K rose gold or platinum both with a black dial, the new Datograph —as it replaced the 39 mm model— is one of the most iconic Lange timepieces out there.
Insider: A. Lange & Söhne 1815 '200th Anniversary F. A. Lange' Limited Edition in Platinum. A 200-Piece Edition Where Less is More.
With the limited A. Lange & Söhne 1815 '200th Anniversary F. A. Lange', A. Lange & Söhne salutes the Ferdinand Adolph Lange the founder of Saxon precision watchmaking who was born 200 years ago. The exclusive anniversary edition is available in platinum and honey gold and is limited to 200 watches each.
News: Presenting the A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst. Commemorating the 200th Birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange.
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the birth of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, A. Lange & Söhne has just released one of the most beautiful watches we've seen lately. The new A. Lange & Söhne 1815 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst ref. 730.048F is the first A. Lange & Söhne watch that combines a stop-seconds device for the tourbillon and the zero-reset mechanism. At the close of the anniversary year that commemorates the 200th birthday of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, this paragon of precision timekeeping is being presented in a limited 'Handwerkskunst' —artisanship— edition featuring extraordinary dial and movement decorations.
Insider: A. Lange & Söhne Datograph Perpetual 18K White Gold. A Stunning Flyback Chronograph with Perpetual Calendar.
Our friends from Saxony, A. Lange & Söhne have decided to expand its range of dial and metals for its Datograph chronograph collection several months ago. Two new highly attractive models, one a Datograph Up/Down in 18K pink gold with black dial and the other, an 18K white gold Datograph Perpetual with grey dial are now available. The Datograph Perpetual —available in 18K pink gold and silver dial up until now— is now also available in 18K white gold with a grey dial making it even more appealing to watch connoisseurs. The argenté-colored subsidiary dials and deep-blue moon disc on the new model of the Datograph Perpetual stand out particularly clearly thanks to the dial’s subtle grey background. Since 2006, the name has represented a combination of a flyback chronograph and a perpetual calendar, which will not require correction until 2100. If this does ever become necessary, however, the calendar indicators can be advanced either individually or synchronously. Its chronograph can measure times to an accuracy of one-fifth of a second.