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Stock # SKU19517
Stock # 19517
Model Name Grande Lange 1
Model Ref # 115.032
Condition New
Gender Mens
Movement Manual
Case 18K Pink Gold
Case Shape Round
Case Size 41.5mm
Band / Strap Strap
Dial Black
Caseback Display
Complications Date
Additional Information With box and papers.
A. Lange & Sohne is right up there in the top 2 or 3 watch manufacturers. It's a great story, too, how Walter Lange (grandson of the firm's founder) started the business back up after 40 years, after the original factory was bombed on the last day of World War II. The factory lay dormant and destroyed for decades, in the former East Germany, until the mid 1990s... and then BOOM... A. Lange & Sohne was back, leading the German watch renaissance. The Lange 1 is their signature model. Here is the slightly larger Grande Lange 1 in 18k rose gold with the rare and highly sought after grey on black dial.

The Lange One's dial was absolutely unique when it debuted. Time is displayed in the small dial on the left side of the main dial. The rose gold roman numerals and hour markers are all applied. Lower right side of the dial has the constant seconds. Just above that is a retrograde power reserve indicator and just above that is the oversized date display, for which Lange & Sohne received a patent. The date is set with a corrector button on the upper left side of the case. The layout of the dial is singular, and the attention to detail in rendering it is amazing. The quality is excellent, and the layout of the various functions is esoteric but intuitive and easy to read.

Movement is the mechanical winding Lange & Sohne Caliber L 901. This movement is very impressive, featuring: 53 jewels, power reserve of approximately 72 hours achieved by using two barrels which release power serially (whereas many other twin barrel constructions release power from one spring and then the other) resulting in a more uniform and accurate rate, screw mounted gold chatons, famed 3/4 "Glashutte" plate and abundant hand decoration. Because the decoration is done by hand, each watch emerges as a unique product. The engravers at Lange make a special effort on the balance cock, which is always exquisitely decorated.

Case is 18k rose gold with dimensions of 41.5mm diameter and 10.6mm thick. The case is triparite and the various parts are finished with polished surfaces. Sapphire crystals in front and on display back.

Strap is black Lange crocodile with 18k rose Lange tang buckle.

Watch is new with box and papers.
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