Saturday, October 25, 2014

20th Anniversary of an Icon - The Lange One

I have always admired Lange as a brand and very much thanks to the Sincere Watch Academy, I learnt a lot more about the brand and the iconic pieces. Lange One was for me the icon of the brand. And more appropriate now when they are just celebrating their 20th Anniversary of the relaunch of the Lange brand and the unveiling of the Lange One amongst others.

The Lange One has always been on my desired list - my Dream watch so to say, and when one was available at the "right" price, I pulled the trigger. For a three handed watch with a large date display, the Lange One is simple but does not come cheap… at least not for me.
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In my opinion, this is the most balanced off-centre display of any watch I know. The large date at one o'clock is the signature of Lange. The power reserve indicator between 2 and 4 o'clock is non-linear.
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The white dial with rose gold case definitely works for me - classy! The finishing on the Lange is as one would expect - excellent! The gold markers and indicators are well finished.
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And now on to the movement side. Made of "german silver", the patina on this example is great. Finished with Glashutte ribbing, the three quarter plate is another signature of Lange and watches made in Glashutte. The balance cock is hand engraved and it is said that no two balance cocks are identical.
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The blued screws and pink jewels add to the beauty of the movement. And the engraved balance cock is also another beauty.
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For the longest time, the Lange One represented by "must-have" watch. Even my wife likes the Lange One - no brainer right? After all, it is a beauty in every respect. The Lange One has many iterations and I was lucky enough to handle the guilloché Mother-of-Pearl dial version. Another feature coming up soon.
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Another look at the Lange One during the get-together organized by Lange. Here is the report

Congratulations to Lange & Sohne on celebrating their 20th Anniversary.