A Lange & Sohne have cleverly given us a sneak peak of what we can expect at SIHH 2014 in January with the release of the new Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase.
I am blown away with the execution of this watch from it’s size, contrast, functionality, finishing and precision.
Like all Lange 1 watches, the new Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase is laid out pretty much the same, where the 72 hour power reserve indicator located between the 2 o’clock and 4 o’clock position, the patented outsized date at the 1 o’clock position and new for this year, an incredibly contrasting moon phase indicator has landed in the center of the dial for ultimate contrast.
This is not only easy on the eyes to look at with it’s flawless execution but the moon phase indicator is completely accurate for over 100 years without being adjusted. The reason for this incredible precision is because the movement uses the hour-train to keep the moon phase wheel in constant slow motion with a seven gear train. This results in the moon phase to be tuned very precisely. Should you need to make adjustments for any reason, this can be easily done with the pusher located between 7 and 8 o’clock position.
You just can’t get better than German watch making and engineering. Form follows function and there is a practical and everyday sensibility that is very rare in watch making as a whole.
The 41 mm Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase is available in 18k yellow gold, rose gold, white gold and platinum and will be officially unveiled at SIHH 2014 in January. I love the technical details and nuances of the new Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase, where by the moon phase disc is made entirely of gold and has a special intense extreme patented blue coating which allows reflecting light waves in a very specialized way. There are over 300 stars etched out with a laser, letting little hints of gold shine through,
I am thrilled to see the new Grande Lange 1 Moon Phase make its debut for SIHH 2014 and look forward to see what else A Lange & Sohne introduces for the new year.