The Lange 1 watch from A. Lange & Sohne is the company’s flagship model. Launched in 1994 it characterizes everything important to the Glashutte-based company – German made movements that offer the very bet in terms of precision, elegant gold detailing applied to the surface of a dial with ultimate precision, and authentic leather straps that feel comfortable when worn during the day and long into the night. The collection is globally acclaimed for its defining features: the off-centre main timekeeping scale and the recognisable oversized date.
The Lange 1 was the first watch to be launched after the revival of the A. Lange & Sohne company in 1989. The decision was made by Walter Lange, great grandson of the company founder, Ferdinand, Adolph Lange, to recreate exceptional timepieces that would sit amongst some of the most prestigious companies in the world. Each innovation from the Lange 1 collection is a prime example of Lange watchmaking artistry. Beautiful hand-applied finishes to the dial can be admired through an anti reflective and scratch resistant sapphire crystal glass lens. Underneath this protective shield sit the iconic “A. Lange & Sohne” lettering emblazoned onto the surface of the dial as well as the enlarged date aperture with a double window feature. The window is bordered by a golden trim to match the appliques on the dial. With a case crafted from gold or platinum, the wearer can be sure to look his or her best no matter what the occasion.
Finished on authentic leather straps, the supple bands featured on Lange 1 watches are perfect for providing comfort on the wrist during long hours of wear. The movement of every Lange 1 watch is also put on show through an exhibition caseback fitted with another sheet of sapphire crystal glass. The hand-finished surfaces of the movement, together with screwed gold chatons and a three quarter plate crafted from untreated German silver, can be admired by turning the watch over and observing its peerless performance whilst in motion. Since the birth of the Lange 1 watch it has gained a cult-like status – the design of which has altered very little since in 1994. Classic Roman numerals seen on the dials of some Lange 1 watches underscore the classic dress style that has become such a popular look over the last few decades.
By browsing our exclusive range of A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 watches here at Owen & Robinson, you will see designs for the lady, executed in captivating mother of pearl dials and elegant white leather straps. The moonphase display and white gold appliques seen in these watches creates a beautiful contrast against the iridescent shades of the pearl dial. Other timepieces include the likes of the Lange 1 Time Zone watch – a timepiece whose case is crafted from polished platinum. The dial offers a second time zone, with the cities positioned around the periphery of the dial. Other features like the Roman numeral off-centre main time keeping counter and the oversized date display add to the grandeur and finesse of this watch design – a collectable for those in search of a practical and function timepiece developed by some of Germany’s most talented watchmakers.