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|Scope of delivery:||No original box, no original papers|
|Expected delivery:||Sep 20, 2019 - Sep 28, 2019|
|Brand||A. Lange & Söhne|
|Condition||Very good (Worn with little to no signs of wear)|
|Scope of delivery||No original box, no original papers|
|Location||United States of America, Missouri, Chesterfield|
|Power reserve||72 h|
|Number of jewels||53|
|Case diameter||5.9 mm|
|Dial numerals||Roman numerals|
|Small Seconds, Power Reserve Display|
A. LANGE & SÖHNE LANGE 1 Champagne Dial Yellow Gold 39mm
Excellent condition, no box or papers.
Lange 1 featured an off-center hour/minute dial, a small second sub dial, a large date (outsize date as Lange named it) and a large power reserve indicator. All indications were positioned according to the harmonious proportions of the golden section. The off center hour/minute dial features applied hour indexes (Roman numerals for the 12, 3, 6 and 9), the hour and minute hand are sword-shaped, and even the power reserve indicator is sword-shaped, only the second hand is thin needle with a beautiful counter balance. the watch with the unmistakable face has become an icon, a horological classic. Lange 1 models with a sapphire crystal case back that revealed the beautiful finishing of the L901.0 movement.
The dial layout is rather unique and therefore it’s very recognizable. With the outsize date positioned at the upper right part of the face, the large power reserve indicator positioned just below the date, and at the lower right side of the dial is the small second sub dial. On the left side of the dial is the off centre hours and minutes dial. Arced at the top is the brand’s full name and their hometown, i.e Glashütte in Saxony, Germany. Just below the hours/minute sub dial is printed “made in Germany” and below that “Doppelfederhaus”, which means the Lange 1 is equipped with double main spring barrels (which deliver 72 hours of power reserve.)
The Lange 1’s case comprises three parts: a polished bezel, a satin brushed mid-case, and the case back (with sapphire crystal pane) is partially satin brushed and partially polished. The sculpted lugs are screwed onto the case-band, and also the crown and a push piece (that allows you to advance the date) are set into the case-band.
Now on to the always impressive Lange calibre L901.0. This in-house movement is developed, designed, manufactured, finished, assembled, and regulated by A. Lange & Söhne in their manufacture in Glashütte. The movement has been finished to the very highest standards, and features a three-quarter plate with Glashütte ribbing (the German equivalent of côte de Genève), jewels are set into gold châtons and secured with heat-blued screws, edges have been angled and polished by hand, and the balance cock is engraved by hand.
All watches made by A. Lange & Söhne are assembled twice. And all watches are finished to a level perfection that you’re not likely to find any where else. Most of these finished parts will never be seen by the owner, but rest assured, they are finished to perfection.
Specifications calibre L901.0
Numbers: 53 jewels / 365 individual parts / 9 screwed gold chatons
Escapement: lever escapement, shock-resistant screw balance, Nivarox balance spring, patented micrometre-screw index adjuster with whiplash spring
Power reserve: more than 72 hours when fully wound, stored in two main spring barrels
Functions: Off-centre time indication, subsidiary seconds dial, outsize date, UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator, stop-seconds mechanism
Movement measures: 30.4 mm in diameter, 5.9 mm in height
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