Grand Lange 1 celebrates 25th anniversary with new edition
March 4, 2019: 25 years ago, German watchmaking brand A. Lange & Söhne launched Grand Lange 1 in 1994. To mark the happy occasion of its 25th anniversary, the brand has introduced another watch to the Lange 1 watch family, a limited edition “Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase”. The anniversary model, featuring a lunar disc engraved by hand for the first time, brings the earth’s satellite into sharp focus.
The Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase will be released in white gold with a limitation of 25 watches featuring an argenté-coloured dial in solid silver with printed deep-blue numerals and a white-gold lunar disc. Six stars and numerous small dots have been engraved by hand to create a starry sky. Together with the inlaid golden moon, the dial sports a unique three-dimensional night scene.
The moon-phase display, which is correct for 122.6 years, is also larger than that of its sister model and has moved from a subsidiary seconds dial to the main dial with the hour and minute display. The sapphire-crystal caseback reveals the calibre L095.3 that is meticulously decorated and twice assembled by hand with the typical characteristics of the LANGE 1 watch family.
The three-quarter plate made of untreated German silver decorated with Glashütte ribbing affords a view of the screw balance with a balance spring developed and manufactured in-house. This is held in place by a hand-engraved balance cock with a special engraving: the number “25” in the Lange-typical outsize date window, surrounded by a floral pattern. All engraved recesses are accentuated with a blue coating.