Today A. Lange & Söhne has unveiled a masterpiece, the Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar in platinum. Following the triumphant footsteps of its rose gold and white gold counterparts introduced in 2021, this platinum rendition is a symphony of elegance and innovation.
Perpetual calendars, the crown jewels of watch complications, are more than just mechanisms; they are the embodiment of human ingenuity. In this realm, Germany's Saxony, with its renowned maison A. Lange & Söhne, has carved a niche. In 2021, Lange & Söhne merged the perpetual calendar brilliance with the iconic Lange 1, creating an awe-inspiring timepiece.
This perpetual calendar, once set correctly, is programmed to accurately display the turn of the month until 2100.
An engineering marvel.
The Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar in platinum boasts a 41.9 mm diameter case, its lustrous surface complemented by a deep black dial and a strap of the same hue. The visual contrast is striking, enhancing the watch's timeless appeal. The dial reveals a meticulous arrangement of perpetual calendar indications. At 11 o'clock, the large date window hovers above the day-of-the-week indicator, while at 6 o'clock, a rotating ring displays the months, with a subtle arrow indicating the leap year. The majestic counter on the right showcases hours and minutes, while at 7 o'clock, a small seconds sub-dial cradles the moon phase indicator.
Delving into this masterpiece reveals more than gears and springs; it reveals the heartbeat of Lange's artistry. The hand-finished caliber L021.3, visible through the sapphire crystal caseback, powers this creation. With a power reserve of 50 hours, it’s a testament to Lange's commitment to precision. What adds a touch of artistry to this technical marvel is the solid gold winding rotor, meticulously hand-finished and adorned with the manufacturer's name.
The Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar in Platinum isn't merely a watch; it's a journey through time, a tale of meticulous craftsmanship, and an ode to perpetual elegance.
|Case Dimension||Case diameter: 41.9 mm, Case thickness: 12.1 mm|
|Winding Mechanism||Self-winding movement|
|Power Reserve||50 hours|
|Complications||Outsize date, day/night indicator, moon-phase display, calendar function, day-of-week display|
|Reference||345.036 E / LSLS3452AA|
|Case Material||950 platinum, Case back: sapphire glass|
|Water Resistance||3 bar|
|Number of Movement Parts||621|
|Strap||Black, Alligator leather|
|Distance Between Lugs||22 mm|