A. Lange & Söhne

Lange 1

SKU: 20-241376


Full set | Additional A. Lange & Söhne Brown Crocodile Leather Strap | German Warranty Papers 

The story of the A. Lange & Söhne began in the quiet town of Glashütte, nestled in the picturesque Ore Mountains of Saxony, Germany. It was here, in the mid-19th century, that Ferdinand Adolph Lange founded the watchmaking company that would become synonymous with precision, elegance, and innovation.

For decades, A. Lange & Söhne produced some of the world's most exquisite pocket watches. However, the tumultuous events of the 20th century, including two World Wars and the division of Germany, nearly extinguished the brand’s legacy. The company’s workshops were nationalized and the Lange name faded into obscurity.

Yet, the spirit of Lange endured. In 1990, following the reunification of Germany, Walter Lange, the great-grandson of Ferdinand Adolph Lange, seized the opportunity to revive his family’s legacy. Together with watch industry expert Günter Blümlein, Walter set out to restore the brand to its former glory. This ambitious endeavor culminated in the unveiling of the new A. Lange & Söhne collection in 1994, with the Lange 1 as its flagship model.

The Lange 1 was a revolutionary design that broke with convention while honoring tradition. Its most striking feature was the off-center dial, an asymmetrical layout that created a harmonious balance unlike anything seen before.

The case, polished to a mirror-like finish, encased a meticulously engineered movement that showcased A. Lange & Söhne’s watchmaking prowess. The three-quarter plate, hand-engraved balance bridge, and gold chatons are a testament to the watchmakers’ skill and dedication.

Each watch is assembled by hand, with a level of care and precision that ensured its status as a masterpiece of horology. The watch’s movement, the L901.0, was designed to be both aesthetically pleasing and mechanically superior, featuring a twin mainspring barrel that provided a power reserve of over three days. The meticulously finished movement was visible through the sapphire crystal case back, allowing connoisseurs to appreciate its intricate beauty.

The Lange 1 quickly became a symbol of A. Lange & Söhne’s renaissance. It is a watch that celebrated the passage of time and the triumph of perseverance. Collectors and watch enthusiasts around the world recognized it as a modern classic, a piece that combined historical significance with contemporary innovation.

CLASP : White Gold
DIAL : Silver
GLASS : Sapphire
SIZE : 38.5 MM
BRAND : A. Lange & Söhne
MODEL : Lange 1
REF. NR. : 191.039
MOVEMENT: Manual Winding
YEAR : 2022
MONTH : January
BOX & PAPERS : Full Set

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