This year, we are paying tribute to the timepiece that 25 years ago, at the residential palace in Dresden, marked one of the most pivotal moments in the recent history of A. Lange & Söhne and became an icon within just a few years: the LANGE 1. The “25th Anniversary” edition in white gold, limited to 250 watches, is the start of a collection with 10 models dedicated to the most important milestones of the LANGE 1 timepiece family; they will be gradually presented one by one in the course of the year. The hallmarks that all models of the edition share are an argenté-coloured dial in solid silver with printed deep-blue numerals and hour markers, blue date numerals, and a colour-coordinated blue alligator leather strap with a grey seam. The engraved hinged cuvette in solid white gold is a further characteristic feature.
Another turning point in the history of A. Lange & Söhne – the ZEITWERK watch family – celebrates an anniversary this year as well. Ten years after the first model, we are presenting the ZEITWERK DATE, the first sibling in the ZEITWERK family with a date function. In this particular instance, our developers were confronted with a special challenge: the aesthetic integration of the date in the prominent design featuring jumping numerals. A date display ring harmoniously echoes the unusual concept, delivering good, intuitive legibility. In addition to the precisely jumping digital display, the newly conceived movement – a role model of micromechanical perfection – also handles the date change with high accuracy.
A special complication, graced with a pink-gold dial in a white-gold case, stands out as well in the DATOGRAPH PERPETUAL TOURBILLON launched in 2016. 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. Following a first 100-watch limited edition in platinum with a black dial, it is now being introduced in a second 100-timepiece edition with a white gold case and a dial in solid pink gold.
The LANGEMATIK PERPETUAL comes in a 100-watch limited edition in honey gold, Lange’s exclusive and proprietary case material. It is particularly robust, emphasising the lasting validity of the perpetual calendar. Once the watch is correctly set, a manual adjustment of the date display can wait until the year 2100.
The RICHARD LANGE JUMPING SECONDS is being presented in a version with a prominent white-gold case and a black dial. The clear contrast of white markings on a black background adds a new dimension to the aesthetic regulator layout.