Celebrating a quarter century since the 1994 revival of Saxon watchmaker A. Lange & Söhne, the manufacture has released five extraordinary models for this anniversary year – each one a symbol of the outstanding skill, artistry, and engineering excellence.
Datograph Perpetual Tourbillon (top)
Since 1999, the Datograph has attracted considerable attention for its unusual combination of classic column-wheel control, precisely jumping minute counter, and its flyback function. For 2019, a second edition is presented in white gold featuring a pink-gold dial. Limited to 100 pieces, it looks set to continue the fine form of its platinum predecessor.
Richard Lange Jumping Seconds (below)
Since its introduction in 2016, the model has epitomised superb precision and mechanical finesse. The jumping mechanism is driven by a one-second constant-force escapement that moves the seconds hand by exactly 60 jumps per minute. This new version adds prominence to the distinctive regulator design, further emphasised by red accents.
Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” (below)
Twenty-five years after unveiling the now iconic Lange 1 to mark courageous a new beginning, we’re seeing the release of a series of ten limited edition ‘anniversary models’ on the 24th day of every month, through until 24th October – the day the original Lange 1 was first shown in 1994. January’s edition, shown here, is made in a run of 250 pieces. Subsequent models, each of a varying design, are further restricted to just 25.
Langematik Perpetual Honeygold (below)
Limited to 100 pieces, the case, hands, appliques, lunar disc and buckle are crafted from honey gold. This alloy has been reserved for a small number of Lange’s select models since 2010. Not only does this gold has a unique warm hue, it is also exceptionally robust.
Zeitwerk Date (below)
When presented in 2009, Lange’s first digital-display watch questioned everything in the sphere of fine watchmaking. One of the most progressive timepieces of modern times, on its tenth anniversary the Zeitwerk Date is endowed with a peripheral date display that is perfectly matched to the face, and is available in white gold with a grey dial.