Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone Honey Gold Limited Edition

Exactly 22 years after the launch of LANGE 1 collection, prestigious German watch manufacture A. Lange & Söhne presents a special edition of the iconic LANGE 1 TIME ZONE wristwatch in honey gold.

The first Lange collection was launched in Dresden on 24 October 1994 during the inaugural press conference after the re-foundation of the company. On 25 October this year, a 100 piece limited edition of LANGE 1 TIME ZONE in honey gold joined in to the legendary Lange 1 watch collection.

The LANGE 1 TIME ZONE has ranked among the most popular models of the LANGE 1watch family since 2005. The clearly organised dial delivers a single-glance reading of home time and the time in a second time zone. The time zone is set with a lateral pusher. It advances the rotating city ring with the 24 place names from west to east. On the ring, Dresden – instead of Berlin as in the standard version – represents Central European Time.
Additionally, the hour hand on the small subsidiary dial moves forward by one step with each actuation of the pusher. An ingenious synchronisation mechanism also makes it possible to transfer the zone time on the subsidiary dial to the main dial.
Subtle colour changes in the design of the city ring differentiate it from the standard version. The dots between the city names and GMT are blue instead of red. Now, the previously black peripheral ring of the second time zone has the same blue hue as well.
The case in 18-carat honey gold has a diameter of 41.9 millimetres. The exclusive material is harder than other gold alloys. The lavishly hand-finished manufacture calibre L031.1 is assembled twice and has a power reserve of three days. Limited to 100 watches, the Dresden edition of the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE is available exclusively in the 17 A. Lange & Söhne boutiques.

Technical details
Model: LANGE 1 TIME ZONE Ref. 116.050

Movement 
Lange manufacture calibre L031.1, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; twin mainspring barrel; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance cock and intermediate-wheel cock engraved by hand
Diameter: 34.1 millimetres
Height: 6.7 millimetres
Movement parts: 417
Jewels:  54
Screwed gold chatons: 4
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillator: Shock-resistant screw balance with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour, whiplash precision index adjuster with beat-adjustment mechanism
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound

Functions 
Home time with day/night indicator (hours, minutes, subsidiary seconds with stop seconds), zone time (hours, minutes) with day/night indicator and city ring, outsize date for home time, UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator

Operating elements 
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; two pushers for switching the outsize date and advancing the city ring

Case
Honey gold
Diameter: 41.9 millimetres; height: 11.0 millimetres
Crystal and back: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

Dial 
Solid silver, argenté; appliques in honey gold
Hands: Honey gold

Strap 
Hand-stitched alligator leather, dark brown
Buckle: Prong buckle in honey gold

Limited edition 
100 watches

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