Pre-SIHH 2017: A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

Have you ever seen a moon-phase-indication showing the sky as it is? I mean with no stars on the firmament during day… Here it is! 

 

Strange that no one had the idea before. Now after seeing and trying the new A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with its integrated day & night indication I must admit I will have problems accepting moon-phase-indications that do not offer this stunning beautiful and clever feature.

 

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

So what we see is a sky changing from night-view to day-view. During night you see a sky with all the stars surrounding the moon and during day a sky in a light blue. A pretty realistic the scenery!

The arrangement of the display is based on a new concept. A separate solid-gold moon pursues its orbit in the foreground. Behind it, a celestial disc – also made of solid gold – performs exactly one revolution every 24 hours. On the disc, the different times of day are represented by varying blue hues caused by interference effects.

But this is not the only advantage the new A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase offers: You can of course use this function as a day & night indication. It helps when you set the time and date since you now longer need to advance the hands as long as you know when the date-change is done. The feature safes time, it would name it a considerable progress for the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase.

The watch is powered by the now 20th Lange calibre with a moon-phase display, it is based on the Lange1 movement introduced two years ago

 

I filmed the new Lange 1 this morning…

 

 

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

The pink gold version

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

 

The white gold version

 

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

 

The platinum version

 

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

 

LANGE 1 MOON PHASE

Movement

Lange manufacture calibre L121.3, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand

 

Calibre L121.3 of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
Calibre L121.3 of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

 

Calibre L121.3 of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication
Calibre L121.3 of the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Moon Phase with integrated day & night indication

 

 

Movement parts

438

Jewels

47

Screwed gold chatons

8

Escapement

Lever escapement

Oscillator

Shock-resistant cam-poised balance; balance spring manufactured in-house, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour (A/h) = 3 Hz, precision beat adjustment system with lateral set-screw and whiplash spring

Power reserve

72 hours when fully wound

Functions

Time indicated in hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; power-reserve indicator; Lange outsize date, moon-phase display with integrated day/night indicator

Operating elements

Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; button for quick outsize date corrections; recessed push piece for correcting the moon-phase display

Case dimensions

Diameter: 38.5 millimetres; height: 10.2 millimetres

Movement dimensions

Diameter: 30.6 millimetres; height: 6.3 millimetres

Crystal and back

Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

References & Price

192.029  /  39.500 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT)

192.032 /  39.500 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT)

192.025 /  52.000 Euro (incl. 19 % VAT)

Case

White gold

Pink gold

Platinum

Dial

Solid silver, black

Solid silver, argenté

Solid silver, rhodié

Hands and appliques

Rhodiumed gold, luminous

Pink gold, luminous

Rhodiumed gold, luminous

Strap

Hand-stitched alli- gator leather, black

Hand-stitched alli- gator leather, red brown

Hand-stitched alli- gator leather, black

Clasp

White-gold prong buckle

Pink-gold prong buckle

Platinum prong buckle

 

 

 

 

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