When we hear to talk about Saxon watchmaker at least one name rises always in our minds and who else than A. Lange & Söhne, the finest watchmaker in the world. The devotion they put into each piece produced is the foundation of all their work, and we are also referring ourselves to the care they have with every component that integrates each watch. If someone asks us if these masterpieces can be owned and understood by a non-expert, maybe not, the high prices of these watches probably would be an easy argument to justify it, but there is much more in stake. A. Lange & Söhne watches are handmade, but not by a simple pair of hands, but a very skilled one, playing on a different level, where every detail is meticulously thought and executed.
The prices of these works of art are not within the reach of many, but when you want the best you have to pay for the best.
This brand is so special that unlike other major brands, we don’t see sponsoring events or paid celebrities endorsements.
To celebrate the anniversary of Lange 1 the A. Lange & Söhne decided to launch not one, not two, not even three but so far eight of ten limited special editions of this model, 250 units was the number chosen for the first limited edition and 25 pieces for the following editions.
Today we talk about the last of those editions launched, the eighth, with the name of “Lange 1 Daymatic – 25th Anniversary”, self-winding mechanism caliber L021.1, in white gold with a dial in silver, with a diameter of 39,5mm and height of 10,4mm, a power reserve of 50 hours and a price of €44.200.
Much already was said about this amazing Glashütte brand, the bastion of Germany’s best watchmakers, but much more can be said about this special piece, this is a dress watch with a Bauhaus minimalist simplicity like only German watchmaker can make, but not get the wrong idea, even so, is a simple piece, it is also synonymous of perfection and accuracy.
The Lange 1 Daymatic is equipped with a self-winding caliber, unlike the most part of calibers produced by this brand which are a manual winding. The dial is divided into four parts, on the right side, a big sub-dial that provides the hours scaled with roman numbers marked at 3-6-9-12 hours and with blue hands, on the down left a seconds sub-dial, on the up left were used to be a scale of power reserve, was replaced by a day week calendar, and at the top the emblematic big date window that is part of this brand image. Beyond the crown, this watch has a button mounted at 10 o’clock used to set the date. On the case back is possible to see a central rotor with platinum centrifugal mass, the rotor occupies the entire 31,6mm diameter of the movement, it is skeletonized it allows visibility of this amazing work.
We are not adepts of cataloguing things as perfect but if there is a watch close to perfection it is undoubtedly the Lange 1.