A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” ref. 191.066
Limited edition of 250 units
The case is 18k white gold, 38.5mm in diameter, and contains the second generation Lange 1 movement, the L121.1.
The movement boasts a 72-hour power reserve, adjustable mass balance wheel, and an instantaneously changing date. But it also features an extra decorative touch: the hand-engraving on the balance cock incorporates a “25” in the style of Lange’s date display, with the lines of the engraving filled in dark blue lacquer. The balance cock itself is German silver, as is standard, and not solid gold, as has been done for other limited edition.
Constructed in a similar fashion to the hinged lid on the 1815 Handwerkskunst, the cover is made of 18k white gold, pivoted at 12 o’clock and opened with the tab at four o’clock.
It bears a hand-engraved rendering of Lange headquarters located at Ferdinand-Adolph-Lange-Platz 1 in Glashütte. Located at one corner of a T-junction, the building became the company’s in 1873, and though the premises were nationalised after the second world war, Lange Uhren regained it in the 1990s.
And flanking the engraving of the building are the names of Gunter Blümlein and Walter Lange, the two men crucial to the re-establishment of Lange in 1990.
The Lange 1 “25th Anniversary” (ref. 191.066) is a limited edition of 250 watches, priced at €43,700 including 19% German tax. It will be available at boutiques and authorised retailers later in the year.