A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Daymatic “25th Anniversary”
In August, A. Lange & Söhne presents the eighth piece of its collection celebrating the 25-years of the Lange 1.
On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the Lange 1, A. Lange & Söhne will produce this year ten limited edition watches of a Lange 1 model, spread between January and October. We have already presented the following timepieces: the Lange 1 "25th Anniversary", the Grande Lange 1 Moonphase "25th Anniversary", the Little Lange 1 "25th Anniversary" and the Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar "25th Anniversary", the Lange 1 Time Zone “25th Anniversary”, the Lange 1 Moonphase "25th Anniversary" and the Grand Lange 1 "25th Anniversary". This month, the Saxon manufacture is launching the Lange 1 Daymatic “25th Anniversary”.
Lange 1 Daymatic « 25th Anniversary » © A. Lange & Söhne
The Lange 1 Daymatic was introduced in 2010 as the self-winding mirror image of the Lange 1. Although the Lange 1 Daymatic looks like a typical Lange 1 at first sight, it nonetheless differs from the manually wound original in a key aspect: its asymmetrical dial was mirrored. The hours and minutes have been shifted to the right, the subsidiary seconds and the outsize date to the left. The power-reserve indicator of the Lange 1, located adjacent to the crown, has been replaced in the Lange 1 Daymatic with a retrograde day-of-week display on the opposite side. This is based on the realisation that in a self-winding watch, the weekday information is more relevant than the current state of wind. Additionally, the day-of-week display ideally complements the outsize date.
Close-up of the dial © A. Lange & Söhne
The special features of the Lange 1 Daymatic “25th Anniversary” include a white-gold case with a diameter of 39.5 millimetres and an argenté-coloured, recessed dial with blued steel hands. The inscriptions, including the numerals of the Lange outsize date, echo the blue hue of the hands. A blue hand-stitched alligator leather strap with a solid white-gold buckle underscores the two-colour concept.
Case back view © A. Lange & Söhne
Limited to 25 pieces, this watch is powered by the self-winding L021.1 manufacture calibre featuring a maximum power reserve of 50 hours. A large central rotor with a peripheral centrifugal mass in platinum efficiently provides ample winding power. It rotates above the decorated movement and hence reveals Glashütte ribbing, perlage and other finishing techniques. Relying on a Lange balance spring, the indexless oscillation system is adjusted with six cams on the balance rim. The hand-engraved Lange-style balance cock of the “25th Anniversary” edition stands out with a special detail: set to 25, the iconic Lange outsize date is engraved in the floral pattern filled with blue.
Following the vision of Ferdinand Adolph Lange to build the world’s best watches, A. Lange & Söhne strives for ultimate precision and explores new avenues in order to advance the art of fine watchmaking.Find out more >
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