Profound Insight: A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone. Further developed version.

After 15 years the A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone has been slightly redesigned, an important feature has been added and technically improved. The ticking icon now is powered by a complete new developed movement, the A. Lange & Söhne in-house Calibre L141.1 with 72 hours of power reserve.

Three versions will be available
The dimensions of the new Lange 1 Time Zone remain unchanged. The watch comes in three case/dial combinations: white gold/black, pink gold/argenté, and – in a limited edition of 100 – yellow gold/champagne.

For this review I have been choosing the white gold version with the incredible beautiful, black dial. By the way… it is the first time that the Time Zone is available with a black dial …

Lange manufacture calibre L141.1, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates and bridges made of untreated German silver; balance and intermediate-wheel cocks engraved by hand

Movement parts

No. of jewels

Screwed gold chatons

Lever escapement

Oscillation system
Shock-resistant screw balance; superior-quality balance spring manufactured in-house, frequency 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour ( = 3 Hz); precision beat-adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring

Power reserve
72 hours when fully wound

Home time and second time zone, each with a ring-shaped day/night indicator; subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; city ring for adjustment of the second time zone with daylight saving time display; outsize date for home time; UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator

Operating elements
Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; one pusher each for correcting the outsize date and setting the second time zone

Case dimensions
Diameter: 41.9 mm; height: 10,9 mm; Lug to Lug: 50 mm

Diameter: 34.1 mm; height: 6.7 mm

Glass and case-back
Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)

White gold

Solid silver, black

Hands and appliques
Rhodiumed gold

Hand-stitched alligator leather, dark brown

White-gold prong buckle

49.200 Euro including 19 % VAT

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