NEW: A. Lange & Söhne Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase ‘25th Anniversary’Written by Melissa Kong
A. Lange & Söhne’s lunar style aims high.
If you’ve been following us long enough, you’d know we have an extremely soft spot for A. Lange & Söhne. There’s plenty to love about this German brand, from its meticulous double-assembly process to its amazing finishing techniques and groundbreaking innovations.
This year, the icon of the family celebrates its 25th anniversary in a big way. A limited edition of the Lange 1 will be presented every month until October 24, 2019—exactly 25 years since Walter Lange and Günther Blümlein relaunched the brand. Yep, you heard that right - ONE Lange 1 EVERY MONTH!
Last month, we saw the introduction of the Lange 1 ‘25th Anniversary’.
This month, the spotlight goes to the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase ‘25th Anniversary’, an elegant number that, like the first tribute model in January, features an argenté-coloured dial made of solid silver, with blue hands, indexes and date.
Slightly larger than the Lange 1, the Grand Lange 1 was launched five years ago with a diameter of 41mm and a movement that was proportionately larger as well. The moonphase was also shifted from the seconds sub-dial to the main dial, taking up more visible real estate.
In a first for the brand, the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase ‘25th Anniversary’ comes with a stunning hand-engraved lunar disc, testament to the artistic expertise of Lange’s watchmakers. Six stars and countless dots of varying sizes adorn the solid white gold disc to form a scintillating tableau of the night sky.
The same Calibre L095.3 in the other Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase pieces beats in the 25th Anniversary edition. What’s new is the iconic ‘25’ engraved on the balance cock, along with a blue floral pattern. Also seen on the Lange 1 ‘25th Anniversary’, we suspect the rest of the Lange 1 tribute pieces in the coming months will bear the same engraving. Watch this space.
Like most people these days, Melissa tells the time with her phone. She considers serious timepieces works of art and thinks the perpetual calendar is the handiest complication to date (pun not intended). She's also a Grammar Nazi but promises not to judge if you can't tell the difference between "guilloche" and "guillotine".