At SIHH 2016, A. Lange & Söhne presents its extended Lange 1 watch range after introducing the newly updated line last year in 2015. The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 is now available in white gold, in addition to the yellow gold, pink gold, and platinum versions that are already available. Unsurprisingly, the result looks great, and the brand has also applied luminous hands and markers to the watch.
What goes unchanged is the movement. The L121.1. is characterized by a generous 72-hour power reserve, granted by the movement’s dual mainspring barrels. It still has an instantaneous date-change at midnight, and still has the seconds hand stop precisely at zero (12:00) whenever the time is set, enabling its wearer to more accurately and consistently set the time when that need arises. It’s a pretty neat flourish that emphasizes greater accuracy on an otherwise classic manual-wind movement.
The movement, of course, bears the incredible hand-finishing that characterizes everything that rolls off a Saxonia workbench, including eight screwed gold chains and a manually engraved balance cock. The watch is still 38.5mm wide and sits 9.8mm tall on the wrist. You’ll also notice the pusher on the lefthand side of the watch which is used to quickly set the outsize date.
The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 watch is quite beloved by fans of the brand and the line, which was revamped last year. A white gold version is definitely the natural next step in offering more options for buyers who love precious metals but also like the discretion that white gold offers. The A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 really is a classic watch from a brand notorious for their quality in movements and finishes, and the inclusion of more styles is welcome. The price for this white gold A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 (Ref. 191.039) is €31,700. alange-soehne.com