Walking in the small town of Glashütte, Germany, the sun is falling on quiet streets, and colorful exotic buildings stand on both sides. This beautiful town is one of Germany’s famous watchmaking districts. Lange, which originated here, has witnessed the change of the years, the rigorous concept of watchmaking and the thick sense of history merged into one, showing us the magical charm of watches and clocks.
Lange LANGE1, the birth of the legendary watch
Lange Watch Factory in Glashütte
As Lange’s most famous LANGE1 series, its birth is full of legendary colors. Due to World War II, Lange’s main production plant was destroyed by the war, Germany was divided into East Germany and West Germany, and the watch factory in the town of Glashütte was merged by the East German regime. Until 1990, when the Berlin Wall fell and Germany was unified, Walter Lange planned to rebuild the watch factory.
On October 24, 1994, Lange returned to the altarpiece and released the first four watches for the first time in the Dresden Palace. LANGE1 attracted great attention. The eccentric dial layout, large calendar window design, and hand-carved balance wheel plywood, these groundbreaking designs made Lange LANGE1 a satisfactory answer.
Lange LANGE 125th Anniversary Collection
LANGE1 has an unforgettable beauty. Its birth can be said to be another rebirth of Lange. This year is a very special year for Lange LANGE1, and its birth coincides with the 25th anniversary. To this end, Lange will launch a new Lange LANGE1 ’25thAnniversary’ anniversary limited edition watch on the 25th of each month, and ten new LANGE1 ’25thAnniversary’ anniversary watches will be released.
The finale of the Lange LANGE1 ’25thAnniversary’ anniversary series
Now, we have finally waited for the finale of Lange LANGE1 ’25thAnniversary’ anniversary series-LANGE1TOURBILLON ’25thAnniversary’.
LANGE1TOURBILLON ’25thAnniversary’ limited edition of 25 pieces, LANGE1’s classic design plus exquisite details, beautiful and beautiful, let people put it down. Like all other LANGE125 anniversary series models, the iconic silver and blue two-tone design is placed on this LANGE1TOURBILLON watch. The right diameter of the 38.5mm watch is matched with a case made of 18K white gold. On the silver-white dial, all the hour markers, numbers, and letters are decorated with blue, as are the blue steel hands.
LANGE1TOURBILLON has always been a watch designed for special occasions. In the millennium, Lange launched the first LANGE1TOURBILLON. At the time, this watch was very sophisticated in technology. It was the brand’s first combination of tourbillon, big calendar display, dual barrel, three-day power. Precision watch with storage and power reserve indication. Later, Lange successively launched LANGE1TOURBILLON watches at important moments, such as the ‘165Years-HomagetoF.A.LANGE’ special commemorative series in 2010, and the 20th anniversary of the birth of LANGE1 in 2014.
‘165Years–HomagetoF.A.LANGE’ LANGE1TOURBILLON uses Lange’s unique material-18K honey gold
As LANGE1 enters its 20th anniversary, Lange launches 20 special edition LANGE1TOURBILLON and bears the name ‘Handwerkskunst’, becoming the fourth watch in the HANDWERKSKUNST series.
In 2019, at such an important moment of commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the birth of LANGE1, Lange proudly launched the new LANGE1TOURBILLON, as the last masterpiece of the anniversary series, naturally has its power.
As the finale of Lange’s LANGE 125th anniversary series this year, the biggest highlight of LANGE1TOURBILLON ’25thAnniversary’ is the stop-second device of the tourbillon.
Lange Tourbillon with stop-second device to ensure high-precision travel time
Tourbillon is one of the traditional complicated functions of watches. The original intention was to offset the influence of gravity on the movement of the watch and improve the accuracy of the movement of the watch. The escapement of the movement is placed on the frame of the tourbillon and rotates at a speed of one revolution per minute.
The special feature of Lange’s tourbillon is that it is equipped with a stop-seconds device. When the crown is pulled out, the V-shaped stop spring is pushed by the stop lever toward the balance wheel, which pushes it towards the balance wheel and the tourbillon frame. Engage with the edge of the balance wheel, and the tourbillon stops. The advantage is that it allows us to set the time to the nearest second.
The seemingly low-key and convenient function actually adds a lot of complexity, which is undoubtedly a challenge without destroying the exquisite and complicated device of the movement. The one-minute tourbillon device proves the strength of Lange’s watchmaking.
Although LANGE1TOURBILLON ’25thAnniversary’ retains the classic large calendar display window, it does not affect the beauty of the tourbillon. The single-digit dial displayed on the large calendar uses transparent glass to reveal the overall appearance of the tourbillon.
Lange LANGE1TOURBILLON ’25thAnniversary’ is equipped with the new generation L961.4 movement, this movement comes from the LANGE1TOURBILLONHandwerkskunst movement L961.3 in 2014. The L961.4 movement has been fine-tuned in five directions, and the accuracy of the movement is unambiguous. At the same time, it is equipped with a watch factory-made balance spring, which can run for 72 hours when fully wound.
We all know that the grinding process of the movement is unique, both in terms of function and appearance. On the Lange movement, the 3/4 splint is one of the most important traditional elements of Lange watches, and it is also a major feature of the brand. 3/4 plywood stabilizes the entire wheel train under a single bridge, improving the stability of the movement. The hand-engraved middle wheel and tourbillon bridges are engraved with exquisite patterns and are filled with blue paint.
The middle wheel plywood is engraved with the Lange large calendar logo, which is a unique design of the Lange LANGE1 ’25thAnniversary’ anniversary series.
Today, ten watches of the Lange LANGE 125 anniversary series have been released. These ten watches follow the classic design of the LANGE1 series, such as eccentric layout, large calendar window, 3/4 splint, hand-carved oscillating splint, etc., which are explained on the Lange LANGE1 ’25thAnniversary’ anniversary series Brand exquisite watchmaking craftsmanship.
These ten LANGE1 ’25thAnniversary’ anniversary models cover three different case sizes: 36.8, 38.5 to 41 mm, each of which has its own unique features, with manual winding or automatic winding The chain is also equipped with different watch functions, such as moon phase display, second time zone and world time, or a combination of tourbillon and perpetual calendar. It can be said that each has its advantages.
For Lange, LANGE1 is the rebirth of the brand and a bridge connecting the past and the future. It bears Lange’s bold interpretation of aesthetics, highlights the commendable watchmaking process, and gives us an exquisite face, which marvels us.