Hands-on: A. Lange & Söhne ODYSSEUS - The ultimate luxury sports watch!

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Hands-on: A. Lange & Söhne ODYSSEUS - The ultimate luxury sports watch!

Mon, 10/28/2019 - 17:17
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#alangesoehne Dignified elegance! Understated luxury! The ultimate sports watch!

WOW, what a ticking beauty the new ODYSSEUS is! I love its total independent design and the fact that A. Lange & Söhne developed the L155.1 DATOMATIC movement with a new & unique weekday indication. I had the ODYSSEUS on my wrist, the watch fits perfectly and it looks really cool. Well, now I am very curious to read your comments and to discuss the ODYSSEUS with you. In brief this is what you need to know about the new A. Lange & Söhne sporty-elegant watch: The new ODYSSEUS is a watch for people who admire fine watchmaking but live active lives. The design of the stainless-steel case with a diameter of 40,5 millimeters and a height of 11,1 millimeters, featuring an integrated stainless-steel bracelet, embraces traditional A. Lange & Söhne brand elements and reinterprets them. This applies particularly to the sculpted, slightly cantilevered middle band of the three-part case. Its surfaces are decorated with a satin contour finish and the edges are emphasized with a chamfer. The combination of brushed surfaces and chamfered edges is echoed on the lugs and links of the massive stainless-steel bracelet. Specially sealed, tapered buttons for correcting the date and the day of week are arranged at 2 and 4 o’clock. The new ODYSSEUS is the first A. Lange & Söhne watch with a water-resistant case and a screw-down crown. The watch is guaranteed waterproof up to 120 meters.

Movement: A. Lange & Söhne manufacture calibre L155.1 DATOMATIC, self-winding, crafted to the most exacting A. Lange & Söhne quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; unidirectionally winding central rotor with platinum centrifugal mass; balance bridge engraved by hand

Movement parts: 312 Jewels: 31 Screwed gold chatons: 1 Escapement: traditional lever escapement Oscillation system: Shock-resistant balance with four poising screws; balance spring manufactured in-house (!) with a frequency of 28,800 A/h (= 4 hertz), precision-beat-adjustment with cam and whiplash spring.

Power reserve: 50 hours when fully wound

Functions: Time indicated in hours, minutes, and subsidiary seconds dial with stop seconds; day-of-week and date displays.

Operating elements: Screw-down crown for winding the watch and setting the time; two buttons for correcting the day of week and date.

Case dimensions: Diameter: 40.5 millimeters; height: 11.1 millimeters Movement dimensions: Diameter: 32.9 millimeters; height: 6.2 millimeters

Case: Stainless steel Water resistance: 120 meters

Dial: Brass, dark-blue Hands: White gold, hours and minutes luminous.

Glass & case-back: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

Bracelet: Stainless steel.

Buckle: Safety deployant buckle with precision adjustment mechanism for adjusting the length.

Price: 28.000 Euro including 19 % VAT.

Limitation: None!

I expect A. Lange & Söhne to manufacture 300 - 400 ODYSSEUS per year.

Today, A. Lange & Söhne has five watch families:

LANGE 1

SAXONIA

1815 RICHARD

LANGE ZEITWERK

The ODYSSEUS is the new face that introduces a sixth watch family. I wish @alangesoehne the best of luck for its new ticking superstar!

 

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