A.Lange & Söhne : Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar
The famous German brand A.Lange and Söhne is an exceptional watchmaker: blending creativity, subtlety and elegance. The Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar revives this immortal tradition of exceptional watches.
Prized as the world’s best watch in 2012, it’s the incredible engineering system, the prestigious watchmaking and the richness of design that put it far ahead of seven other contestants.
The perpetual calendar mechanism of Lange 1 is an absolute watchmaker innovation, mastered by A.Lange & Söhne: the months don’t appear on the subsidiary dial; they are shown on the peripheral crown, removing by the way all possible display overlap. The golden arrow located next to the tag ‘Kalender Ewiger’ highlights the current month.
The Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar, power and elegance, a timeless union
This high-end jewel gathers with ease two classic complications:
– The ring calendar gives a multitude of information in a glance of an eye: date, day, month, leap year and moon phase. Preserving the dial’s classic architecture of Lange 1, it offers great readability; the ring calendar is tilted towards a box by 10 degrees.
-The stop second function visible on the platinum box’ back, is indicating the inclusion of the one and only tourbillion and allowing a ‘second’ accuracy setting.
With a diameter of 41.90 mm and a thickness of 12.20 mm, the Lange 1T Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar, jewel of refined complication drags you into admiration with an exquisite sapphire glass background.
Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar, subliminal design
The multi-display dial is white-gold-mounted, ornate with a relief engraving combination. The big central rotor made of 21 carats gold adorns a tremendous hand-engraving and a platinum centrifugal mass.
For the very first time, the display numbers are hand painted with blue, a finishing with an extremely meticulous sense of detail.
The diamond end piece is made with extreme purity, serves as a cushion for the Tourbillon, the five golden bezels, and black polishing on the side of the Tourbillon box come to sublimate this alliance of perfection and watchmaking.
This high range accuracy complication comes with a crocodile skin strap, hand sewed, blackened and dressed in pink pale solid gold.
Limited to 100 copies and priced at 375 356 $ (USD) it is available in only eleven international stores of A. Lange & Söhne. The Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar is the world’s best watch in 2012, a chronograph that breathes exception.