I think that 2013 will be a great year for the “world” of horology!
For A. Lange & Söhne watches it will start with this great looking and high-end Grand Lange 1 Lumen.
This timepiece is a very typically A. Lange & Söhne design.
It is a great watch, but it does not give me a sense that it is a new model, after all, it is like “all” other of their models.
The new version of the Grand Lange 1 is about 41 mm wide and is one of A. Lange & Sohne’s best pieces yet to come out from the German manufactory.
With this Platinum case and limited edition of only 100 pieces, it features an in-house made A. Lange & Sohne the Caliber L095.2 movement.
GRAND LANGE 1 “Lumen” Ref. 117.035
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L095.2, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand
Movement parts: 400
Screwed gold chatons: 7
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant screw balance; superior-quality balance spring manufactured in-house, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound
Functions: Time indicated in hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; power-reserve indicator; outsize date
Operating elements: Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; push piece for rapid correction of the outsize date
Case dimensions: Diameter: 40.9 millimetres; height: 9.8 millimetres
Movement: dimensions Diameter: 34.1 millimetres; height: 4.7 millimetres
Crystal and back Sapphire crystal (hardness 9)
Dial: Basic dial (outer ring, hour, minutes, small seconds) of solid silver (black), recessed parts of sapphire crystal with semitransparent coating; luminous outsize date and indications for hours and power-reserve
Hands: Rhodiumed gold; hours, minutes, power-reserve indicator luminous
Strap: Hand-stitched crocodile strap, black
Buckle: Lange prong buckle in platinum
Limited edition: 100 watches