The A. Lange & Söhne LANGE 1 DAYMATIC was introduced in 2010 as the self-winding mirror image of the LANGE 1 that celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. Featuring a retrograde day-of-week display, this white-gold model with blue accents belongs to the ten-timepiece anniversary collection that comes in limited editions of just 25 watches.
Identical yet different. At first sight, the LANGE 1 DAYMATIC looks like a typical LANGE 1. Nonetheless, it differs from the manually wound original in a key aspect: its asymmetrical dial was mirrored. The hours and minutes have been shifted to the right, the subsidiary seconds and the outsize date to the left. The power-reserve indicator of the LANGE 1, located adjacent to the crown, has been replaced in the LANGE 1 DAYMATIC with a retrograde day-of-week display on the opposite side. This is based on the realisation that in a self-winding watch, the weekday information is more relevant than the current state of wind. Additionally, the day-of-week display ideally complements the outsize date.LANGE 1 DAYMATIC “25th Anniversary” Dial
The special features of the LANGE 1 DAYMATIC “25th Anniversary” include a white-gold case with a diameter of 39.5 millimetres and an argenté-coloured, recessed dial with blued steel hands. The inscriptions, including the numerals of the Lange outsize date, echo the blue hue of the hands. A blue hand-stitched alligator leather strap with a solid white-gold buckle underscores the two-colour concept.
The self-winding L021.1 manufacture calibre has a maximum power reserve of 50 hours. A large central rotor with a peripheral centrifugal mass in platinum efficiently provides ample winding power. It rotates above the decorated movement and hence reveals Glashütte ribbing, perlage and other finishing techniques. Relying on a Lange balance spring, the indexless oscillation system is adjusted with six cams on the balance rim. The hand-engraved Lange-style balance cock of the “25th Anniversary” edition stands out with a special detail: set to 25, the iconic Lange outsize date is engraved in the floral pattern filled with blue.
Models of the “25th Anniversary” collection launched so far
LANGE 1 Ref. 191.066, 250 watches, January 2019 (SIHH)
GRAND LANGE 1 MOON PHASE Ref. 139.066, 25 watches, February 2019
LITTLE LANGE 1 Ref. 181.066, 25 watches, March 2019
LANGE 1 TOURBILLON PERPETUAL CALENDAR Ref. 720.066, 25 watches, April 2019
LANGE 1 TIME ZONE Ref. 116.066, 25 watches, May 2019
LANGE 1 MOON PHASE Ref. 192.066, 25 watches, July 2019
GRAND LANGE 1 Ref. 117.066, 25 watches, July 2019
LANGE 1 DAYMATIC Ref. 320.066, 25 watches, August 2019
About A. Lange & Söhne
Dresden watchmaker Ferdinand Adolph Lange laid the cornerstone of Saxony’s precision watchmaking industry when he established his manufactory in 1845. His precious pocket watches remain highly coveted among collectors all over the world. The company was expropriated after World War II, and the name A. Lange & Söhne nearly vanished. In 1990, Ferdinand Adolph Lange’s great-grandson Walter Lange had the courage to make a new start. Today, Lange crafts only a few thousand wristwatches in gold or platinum per year. They are endowed exclusively with proprietary movements that are lavishly decorated and assembled by hand. With 63 manufacture calibres developed since 1994, A. Lange & Söhne has secured a top-tier position in the world of watchmaking. Brand icons such as the LANGE 1 with the first outsize date in a regularly produced wristwatch and the ZEITWERK with its precisely jumping numerals display rank among the company’s greatest successes. Sophisticated complications such as the ZEITWERK MINUTE REPEATER, the TOURBOGRAPH PERPETUAL “Pour le Mérite” and the TRIPLE SPLIT reflect the manufactory’s determination to achieve ever new pinnacles in horological artistry.