Hands-On: The A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase
Now, I understand this is somewhat conflicting as I am continually continuing on pointlessly discussing how I like more manly watches and wish there were less precious stones, and, gracious, mother-of-pearl on the dial – yuck! Yet, this is unique. As I would like to think, the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase is the ideal equilibrium of female and manly, all without attempting too hard.
The new Little Lange 1 Moon Phase from A. Lange and Söhne.
A minimal about the Lange 1 – it was first presented right back in 1994 as a feature of the underlying current Lange assortment. It estimated 38.5mm in distance across and the deviated dial was a quite serious deal at that point. It included the hour and moment dial, in addition to running seconds, the outsize date, and a force hold pointer. Since its dispatch however, the Lange 1 has seen numerous cycles, incorporating one with an all new type back in 2015 .
As I referenced in my first post about this watch , the new Little Lange 1 is like the twentieth Anniversary set (le rêve). Be that as it may, the new model highlights a totally estimated 36.8mm rose gold case with a shiny white guilloché dial. Something that I like such a huge amount about the instance of this piece, other than its unobtrusive size, is the shade of the gold. Not a many individuals nail the ideal rose gold, however Lange is one that does (alongside Audemars Piguet and Bulgari, to two or three others). It is conspicuously rose gold, not very yellow, not very coppery, and it compliments practically any skin tone.
This watch is fueled by the new type L121.2 manual-winding development.
The dial is additionally exceptional – a strong piece of gold with guilloché etching on the whole the correct spots and a gleaming white tone. You actually have the notorious hour and moment dial on the left, the date and force hold on the right, and, with this model, the moonphase got into the seconds sub-register on the base right. The moonphase is likewise dazzling, with a coordinating shiny foundation and lively rose gold moon and stars. It is one of the most delightful moonphases I have ever seen.
And last, yet absolutely not least, there’s the development. The type L121.2 is a similar new Lange 1 development several years prior, with a 72-hour power hold and the now-standard moonphase exactness for up to 122.6 years. I would lie in the event that I said I didn’t think that its invigorating to have a particularly pleasant (also, perfectly completed) development in the watch.
Overall, this is only a truly incredible watch start to finish. It wears well on the wrist, has recently a tad of sparkle, no jewels (which can be all in or all out with me), and can without much of a stretch be an every day wear.
The cost on this watch is €38,500 (around $40,800 at season of distributing), which is really €1,000 not exactly the recently delivered white gold Lange 1 Moon Phase (€39,500, or roughly $42,430 at season of distributing), which may be a first for a “women” watch. I can’t say if this is my number one watch from SIHH this year yet, yet it is absolutely a contender.
For more data, visit A. Lange & Söhne on the web .