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. Reward-wrapped in the identical silver and blue color scheme because the 5 previous fashions, that is the second moon section 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 prospers 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 (probably the most advanced mannequin to this point) 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 integrated into the moon section indication.
The omnipresent moon
Whether or not you possibly can see it or not, our celestial neighbour is all the time with us. At night time, and relying on the present section, the Moon stands out towards the darkish sky. Within the daytime, the Solar normally manages to outshine the Moon and conceal her from our eyes, however she is all the time there. A. Lange & Söhne wished to painting the Moon’s ubiquitous presence with this mannequin and depicts the Moon throughout the daytime, towards a brilliant blue sky, and at night time, towards 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 identical 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 format 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 aside from 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 section perform are additionally picked out in several tonalities of blue. Though the press footage solely present the starless daytime sky with a white gold moon rising on the left, we’re fairly certain that the darker night time sky will 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 at the moment are blue, and the tiny triangular markers of the facility reserve gauge are depicted in crimson and blue. As you’ll count on, the accompanying alligator strap can also be blue with a strong white gold prong buckle.
Anniversary engravings on motion
Turning the watch over reveals the German silver three-quarter plate adorned with Glashütte ribbing and the hand-engraved steadiness cock. Identical 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 further components (whole 438 elements) for the moon section and day/night time indicator had been built-in into the motion in such a compact method that the watch is simply 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 info at alange-soehne.com.