Presented in a limited edition of 200 watches, the GRAND LANGE 1 MOON PHASE “Lumen” combines a brilliant moon-phase display with a mystically luminous outsize date that reflects the characteristic style of the brand icon.
The dial of the new model is made of blackened silver with ample apertures and blacktinted, semi-transparent sapphire-crystal glass. The special coating applied to the glass pigments on the outsize-date mechanism and cause them to glow in the dark. The tens cross is coated with a white luminous compound and printed with black numerals. Conversely, the units disc, also featuring black numerals, is made of transparent glass and rotates in front of the luminous background of the date aperture.
Different from Lange’s previous moon-phase models with solid-gold lunar discs, the GRAND LANGE 1 MOON PHASE has a disc made of glass. Initially, its surface is treated with a patented coating process. In a second step, a laser is used to cut out 1164 stars and the moon. Thanks to the luminous compound behind the lunar disc, they shimmer with vibrant radiance. The large moon-phase display occupies a prominent position on the main dial. Once properly set, it only needs to be corrected by one day every 122.6 years.
Featuring all of the quality highlights of an A. Lange & Söhne timepiece, the manually wound calibre L095.4 is elaborately finished and assembled twice. The three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver is decorated with Glashütte ribbing and sets a dramatic stage for the seven screwed gold chatons. A classic screw balance with a freesprung balance spring crafted in-house assures excellent rate accuracy. And the large mainspring barrel delivers power for 72 hours. Presented in a limited edition of 200 watches, this model comes in a 41-millimetre platinum case.
It will be retail for €69,600 Euros.
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GRAND LANGE 1 MOON PHASE “Lumen” Ref. 139.035F
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L095.4, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement parts: 446
Screwed gold chatons: 7
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant screw balance; balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound
Time indicated in hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; power-reserve indicator; luminous outsize date; moon-phase display
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time, one button for quick outsize date corrections, recessed push piece for correcting the moon-phase display
Diameter: 41.0 millimetres; height: 9.5 millimetres
Diameter: 34.1 millimetres; height: 4.7 millimetres
Crystal and back: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)
Dial: Basic dial (outer ring, hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds) in solid silver, black-oxidised; semi-transparent sapphire crystal; luminous details: outsize date, Roman numerals and markers for the time, power-reserve indicator and moon-phase display
Hands: Rhodiumed gold, luminous
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator leather strap, black
Buckle: Platinum deployant buckle
Limited edition of 200 watches