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Luminox Advt.
WMR - November 2016

Time Unleashed



When classics get an altered dimension and a new inner life, it paves way for another classic! A new movement developed entirely from scratch makes it possible to transpose the subtly balanced dial layout of the LANGE 1 to its larger sibling and at the same time to slim down the silhouette. LANGE 1 is the brand’s most recognized icon. With its particular combination of traditional elements that are unique to Saxony’s watchmaking heritage – including the three-quarter plate, screwed gold chatons, or the screw balance – as well as groundbreaking innovations such as the off-centre dial design and the ingenious Lange outsize date, it earned global acclaim.

The new addition to this family is the GRAND LANGE 1. It manifests clearly rebalanced proportions and the totally new manually wound calibre L095.1. The hours, minutes, and seconds as well as the outsize date and power-reserve indication are configured on the solid-silver dial without any overlap points. To faithfully preserve the harmonious proportions down to the last detail, the Lange outsize date was also enlarged by the same factor as the dial itself.

Furthermore, the larger movement diameter made it feasible to arrange more parts on one level. The result is a movement height of merely 4.7 millimetres. The impressive 72-hour power reserve was achieved in a space-saving manner with only one mainspring barrel. This had a positive impact on the dimensions of the yellow-gold, pink-gold, and platinum cases: With a diameter of 40.9 millimetres, they are only 8.8 millimetres high, a very elegant ratio of width to height. The sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the splendid manufacture movement, painstakingly decorated by hand and assembled twice. An icon reimagined!