SIHH 2014: A. Lange Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase

First look…

A Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase angle

One of three new models that Glashutte, Germany-based A. Lange & Söhne will unveil in 2014, the Grand Lange 1 is getting a moon phase indicator.   The new Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase is a refined looking watch cased in pink, yellow or platinum (with matching hand & numeral appliques) that measures a slender 41mm x 9.5mm.  The moon phase is integrated with the hour/minute sub-dial for a nice look.  The question (decision?) for A. Lange aficionados, however, is  this — the 41mm Grand Lange 1 show here, or the 38.5mm Lange 1 Moon Phase with moon display on the seconds subsidiary dial?  It is a matter of preference, sure to be highly debated.  But for now, get your close-up looks at this new Grand Lange 1, below.

A. Lange Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase

A Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase yellow gold

Like the Lange 1 Moon Phase, this moon phase is highly accurate, going 122.6 years without needing any adjustments, thanks to some special mechanical configuration.  Specifically, the moon display is connected with the hour-wheel continuum and thus constantly in motion though in increments are so small they cannot be detected by the naked eye.   Of course there is a pusher between 7 and 8 o’clock if the watch needs manually set (if it is not kept wound, for example).

A Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase yellow gold dial detail

The heart of the watch is Lange’s L095.3 caliber, a slim (4.7mm) manual-wind movement with 72 hr power reserve.  It is decorated in the typical, exceptional Lange fashion.

A Lange Caliber L0953

The moonphase disc is aesthetically pleasing, though not out of this world by any means.  It consists of a gold disc with a blue coating (more embellished descriptions are available at various other online media).  The design is slightly different, and the disc itself slightly bigger, than that found on the Lange 1 Moon Phase.

A Lange Grand Lange 1 Moonphase Closeup

A solid new addition to the Grand Lange 1 family from the masters at A. Lange & Sohne!  As noted, this watch will be offered in yellow gold (ref. 139.021), pink gold (ref. 139.032) or platinum (ref. 139.025).  Pricing for the pink and yellow gold references will be 38,900 € and the platinum price will be 50,900 €.

Be sure to check out all my SIHH 2014 previews (Panerai, Jaeger, Audemars Piguet, Vacheron and more!) HERE>>>