NEW: A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase ‘25th Anniversary'Written by Alvin Wong
The penultimate Lange 1 25th anniversary commemorative model.
The ninth of 10 Lange 1 25th anniversary commemorative models is out, and y’all know what it means – we are drawing ever closer to the birthday of A. Lange & Söhne’s iconic Lange 1 collection, which takes place on 24 October.
That the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase is the one to receive the commemorative treatment is hardly a surprise. After all, A. Lange & Söhne has made it clear that it would be according each of the 10 Lange 1 models its due spotlight. And by simple process of elimination after previous announcements, which stretched back to January this year, it was either the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase or the Lange 1 Tourbillon that was to be the next in line (unless Lange decides to pull a massive surprise on the anniversary day with something completely different).
But back to the watch. Originally launched in 2017 in rose gold with guilloché dial, the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase is only one of two Lange 1 watches – the other being the Little Lange 1 – made specially for women. With the benefit of a celestial complication, the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase offers a bit more technical pizzazz and decorative highlights compared to its sister model. They include an elegantly crafted moonphase display that needs only one adjustment every 122.6 years, and movement with twin mainspring barrel for three-day power reserve.
Being a commemorative edition, the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase ‘25th Anniversary’ is sheathed in the trademark aesthetic features as the other models in the collection, such as white gold case, blued hands and markers, blue alligator strap, and a special hand-engraved balance cock with the numbers ‘25’ that recall that of the numerals on the outsized date. With one more commemorative edition waiting to be unveiled, now the countdown truly beings.
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