The unending celebration of the Lange 1 receives its sixth celebratory watch, the Lange 1 Moon Section “25th Anniversary”. Because the ambassador of the Saxon model, the Lange 1 is being regaled with ten very particular watches, unveiled one after the other on a month-to-month foundation till October 2019. Present-wrapped in the identical silver and blue color scheme because the 5 previous fashions, that is the second moon part mannequin within the anniversary line-up however with a twist.
Celebrating the quarter century of the Lange 1
Like all of the earlier birthday presents, the Lange 1 Moon Section is a restricted version watch (25 items) decked out in a white gold case with blue particulars on the dial and particular ornamental thrives on the motion. The entire birthday package deal is comprised of 10 watches and kicked off with this traditional Lange 1 with a hinged caseback, adopted by Grand Lange 1 Moon Section, the Little Lange 1, the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar (essentially the most advanced mannequin to date) and the Lange 1 Time Zone.
This anniversary is modelled on the 2017 Lange 1 Moon Section, which in its day acquired a brand new motion (calibre L121.three) for the day/night time indication included into the moon part indication.
The omnipresent moon
Whether or not you may see it or not, our celestial neighbour is at all times with us. At night time, and relying on the present part, the Moon stands out in opposition to the darkish sky. Within the daytime, the Solar often manages to outshine the Moon and conceal her from our eyes, however she is at all times there. A. Lange & Söhne needed to painting the Moon’s ubiquitous presence with this mannequin and depicts the Moon throughout the daytime, in opposition to a vibrant blue sky, and at night time, in opposition to a darkish blue sky dotted with silver stars. Not only a poetic interpretation, this twin illustration doubles up as a day/night time indicator, a helpful indication when setting the watch. Like all Lange moon-phase fashions since their introduction to the gathering in 2002, the precision of the cycles of the Moon is impeccable and can solely want a one-day correction in 122.6 years.
A research in blue
The white gold case is similar because the 2017 mannequin and measures 38.5mm with a peak of 10.2mm, the form of important statistics that can sound like music to the ears of purists. The structure of the dial has not been touched and options the traditional off-centred configuration and the emblematic Lange outsize date. Because the sixth member of the unique Lange 1 anniversary editions, sure particulars on the strong silver agenté-coloured dial have been tweaked to set it other than the common fare. The hour, minute, subsidiary seconds and energy reserve palms are all thermally blued, the numerals are blue, the letterings on the dial are blue, the numbers of the date window are blue (discover the date is about at 25) and the night time and daytime skies of the moon part perform are additionally picked out in several tonalities of blue. Though the press photos solely present the starless daytime sky with a white gold moon rising on the left, we’re fairly positive that the darker night time sky may even function the beautiful laser-cut stars of its predecessor.
In a departure from the present mannequin, all of the luminescence has been stripped off the palms (hours, minutes and energy reserve). Even the small luminous dots above the hour markers are actually blue, and the tiny triangular markers of the facility reserve gauge are depicted in pink and blue. As you’d count on, the accompanying alligator strap can be blue with a strong white gold prong buckle.
Anniversary engravings on motion
Turning the watch over reveals the German silver three-quarter plate embellished with Glashütte ribbing and the hand-engraved steadiness cock. Similar to the opposite “25th Anniversary” fashions, the steadiness cock is specifically engraved with blue accents together with the quantity ‘25’ to remind you of the auspicious event. The manual-winding calibre L121.three is a derivation of the generic Lange 1 calibre L121.1 of 2015. The 70 extra components (complete 438 parts) for the moon part and day/night time indicator have been built-in into the motion in such a compact method that the watch is barely zero.4mm thicker than the L121.1. Endowed with a twin mainspring barrel (therefore the phrase Dopplerfederhaus printed on the dial) for a 72-hour energy reserve, the escapement runs at a frequency of 3Hz (21,600vph). Like all Lange watches, the watch is assembled not as soon as, however twice!
The Lange 1 Moon Section “25th Anniversary” is a restricted version of 25 watches and its worth is EUR 43,300. Extra data at alange-soehne.com.