Wempe Watch Blog

Wempe Watch Blog
2014-12-18
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Those who know A. Lange & Sohne are aware that this German brand got to spread its wings again after the reunification of East and West Germany. It was in 1994 that the brand released its first Lange 1 watch to the world — a watch that has become an icon ever since. Thus it comes as no surprise that it is the Lange 1 — in a variety of different formats — that kicks off the brand’s 20th anniversary.

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The one we particularly appreciate is the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Tourbillon Handwerkskunst in platinum. The superb watch features a one-minute tourbillon escapement nestled into a black enamel dial, and a patented stop-seconds mechanism —all wrapped up in a 38.5mm platinum case. The  mirror-polished hour markers against the black dial make for a classically elegant appeal and complement the superbly polished tourbillon cock.

The subseconds dial — made of black solid German silver — is slightly recessed into the main dial. The craftsmanship and finishings of the caliber L961.3 manufacture-made movement are visible via a sapphire case back that lets one admire the solarized three-quarter German silver plate and the decorated mainspring barrel. The tourbillon bridges and intermediate wheel cocks are elaborately engraved in a motif that clearly belongs to A. Lange & Sohne.

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Just 20 of this piece will ever be made. While we may not have this one in the store when you stop in, we do have an incredible selection of A. Lange & Sohne complex timepieces. So if you're looking for the right watch, stop in and see us.