SIHH 2014: A. Lange Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Pink Gold

A. Lange Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Pink Gold Beauty Shot

A. Lange & Soehne’s Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar combines two classic complications with the iconic design of A. Lange & Söhne’s most famous watch family.  This is not a new model, but a new metal offering — pink gold.  Configured around the time indication, the calendar displays and the peripheral month ring deliver full time and date readings at a single glance.   All of the perpetual calendar displays advance instantaneously (date, day of the week, month, leap year, and moon phase) – further, the mechanism is designed in such a way that it must be adjusted by just one day in the year 2100.   And the moon-phase display will even run true for 122.6 years before it needs to be corrected.

A. Lange Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar

41.9mm x 12.2mm pink gold case

 A. Lange Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar Pink Gold

automatic mechanical Lange Cal L082.1 (plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; intermediate-wheel and tourbillon cocks engraved by hand)

A Lange Caliber L082-1

A Lange Caliber L082-1 dial side detail

You can see here the central element of the unidirectional winding rotor is lavishly decorated and in 21-carat gold, and the thin centrifugal mass on the edge is platinum

 A Lange Caliber L082-1 rotor detail

Only a modest inscription beneath the 12 refers to the existence of the tourbillon. But a glance through the sapphire-crystal caseback reveals its technical inge-nuity. The patented stop-seconds mechanism instantaneously brings the balance inside the tourbillon cage to a standstill when the crown is pulled. This allows the watch to be set with one-second accuracy. The upper part of the tourbillon cage is decorated with black polish, no doubt the most sophisticated and time-consuming type of artisanal finis-sage. The bearing of the tourbillon cage features a diamond endstone as a reminiscence of the historic 1A pocket watches of the venerable A. Lange & Söhne brand.

  • Ingo

    Lange &Soehne is consistently raising the bar in haute Horlogerie.Patented novelties ,that have practical use and are exquisitely made. Hey Patek ,move over!Wake up and don’t dare present the lopsided new dial at Baselworld…

    • Perpetuelle

      well said!

  • Feel Good Watches

    A. Lange actually has some very clever watch names, so I’d like to see them apply more thought in to all new watch titles. Some of my favorite names in their collection are the “Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar” and I love them for it.