There are only a few rectangular timepieces that make the mark. The Lange Cabaret is one of them.
For one, they need to have a proper movement - one made for the timepieces and not slapping a round movement in a rectangular case. When Lange Cabaret was first launched in 1997, it came with the "regular" big date version. Later, they added the Moonphase to this timepiece and transformed the timepiece to a beauty!
The timepiece has all the hallmarks of the Glashutte manufacturer - big date and applied markers.
On the right side of the case is where the push buttons are for the adjustment of both the big date and the moonphase.
Lange does not scrimp on finishing - take a look at the big date windows. Finesse!
And the moonphase and the hands are just in perfect harmony.
And now for the movement side. The movement is rectangular - made for the timepiece and not slapping a round movement into a rectangular case and covering up the case back.
Similar three quarter German Silver plate with the rubies and blue screws.
The finishing on Cabaret is top notch as one would expect from Lange. Glashutte ribbing and hand finished.
And the individually hand engraved balance cock.
This beauty of a timepiece belongs to a friend of mine - Dr. Stefan Ma and he absolutely loves it!
The Cabaret is not as illustrious as the Lange One but still a very attractive timepiece. Under appreciated IMHO but for those who own one, they are the few who definitely enjoy the understated beauty. Congrats to Dr. Ma on his ownership of such a fine timepiece.