A. Lange & Söhne introduced this new Lange 1 with grade L121.1 earlier this season in the SIHH. Time to get a hands-on Lange 1 evaluation I thought so I asked a pink gold edition of this comparatively youthful icon. As I wrote earlier this year (click ), there’s just a few differences to note between this brand new Lange 1 and the previous edition. The size of this bezel is probably — — the very first thing to notice as it makes the new Lange 1 appear to be somewhat larger than the previous model, which is not the case. Fortunately, A. Lange & Söhne glashutte 1/sa replica watches made sure the case diameter remained 38.5mm.
As I repeated the exact same procedure of buying and reading these magazines for decades, when I moved into The Hague, the other end of The Netherlands (yes, that is about 200 km ). Whenever I was seeing my parents, I stopped over at the kiosk in Germany to determine if they had the latest German watch magazines. And every time that A. Lange & Söhne tourbillon replica watch ad locked me .
Fast-forward about a decade. Graduated and working in the financial sector for a couple of years, I was looking for a new timepiece to grow my modest collection. I think their cost for this particular pre-owned watch was approximately $17.000 or $18.000 Euro at the time. So I went there, had a look and tried it . The dimensions of 38,5mm was something smaller than I had been used to, but the timepiece was timeless enough and my wrist modestly sized enough to make me feel comfortable with it.
Since I tried it , I panicked a bit though. Is this the watch I truly desire, this kind of budget enabled me to pick any opinion I actually fancied in the moment (and pretty much still does). The fact that it was yellow gold and not white or rose gold as well as the timeless feel & look of the watch made me decide to eliminate and not to pursue this purchase. I went for something different rather (a fresh 39mm Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph) since I believed I was a bit too young for a Lange 1 and also desired something sportier.
Again a few years forward — along with the Royal Oak Chrono was already sold to finance another watch — in the here and today , I noticed that I’m heating up again for an A. Lange & Söhne. I’ve been into the SIHH a couple of times and A. Lange & Söhne sax-o-mat automatic replica watches happen to invite my colleagues and myself regularly to one of the events or introductions. That doesn’t help forget about the Lange 1 either of course. Every time I’m faced with that Lange 1, I feel that it may be the exit-watch (non-existent principle) for me, or perhaps only the greatest dress watch to own sooner or later. I also looked at alternatives of course, like a Patek Philippe Calatrava (too small and classic) because there are more classic looking bits around in this cost class.
So with good pleasure I asked to borrow this Lange 1 from A. Lange & Söhne excalibur limited edition clone , in rose gold. It’s the new version that they published this season in the SIHH in Geneva, amongst a number of other nice timepieces.
In all honesty, the new caliber is the largest change. After 20 years (the Lange 1 celebrated its 20th anniversary this past year, click here for our policy on that occasion ) you could say it was about time to allow them to make a few changes, on the other hand it shows how pretty damn good the design is (also based on its prevalence ).
But for me personally this Lange 1 evaluation of this new reference 191.032 is not about those small (at least to the eye) changes, but less or more to get an reply to the question if I feel ready for a watch like this. This Lange 1 evaluation is somewhat different from the other reviews I have written, since it is not about describing the specifics of the watch for you and talking about the movement for example, but whether it is a watch I will find myself ending-up with at some point.
This Lange 1 is small sized — that I love to get a dress, or at least more formal, timepiece — using its height of 9.8mm and 38,5millimeter diameter. It is comfortable on the wrist and the buckle does its work well too. I prefer a buckle on a deployant clasp, but I believe I’ve said that at other reviews many occasions .
The gold case — that I specifically asked for — has a beautiful tone and is not as’hard’ as yellow gold on my pale colored wrists. White gold would have been a choice also, however I prefer the tender tone of increased gold instead. The hands and implemented hour markers have the same fine tone because the case. There’s quite a little writing on the dialup, indicating the double barrel and power book for instance, but it doesn’t bother me (it did in the past). It belongs to the watch and there’s not”too much information” on there in my opinion. The date aperture is much discussed, whether there ought to be an empty disc in the left window or a 0 if the date is ranging from 1 to 9. I guess there are so many men and women who love it this way as there are who despise it how it is now. It’s something I could live with in almost any case. The Grosse Datum (large date) is a cool feature of this view and partly accountable for making it so recognizable, and thus an icon possibly.
I obtained quite a lot of comments when wearing this watch for this Lange 1 review. From very positive to comments with a few critics, but never negative. I also needed this watch on my wrist when visiting other watch manufacturers and without exception, they wanted me to take it off so that they could have a look at it. It’s a wristwatch which stands out and which has been admired for the look in addition to the craftsmanship of this movement. While I say remarks with a few critics, it was mainly about the style of the opinion and if that matches me (or not) and not actually about the opinion itself.
My wife bluntly told she believed I am still too young for a watch like that (together with my 38 years old ) while our photographer Bert for example, couldn’t take his eyes of the watch and we discussed the idea of selling a number of our very own watches and buying this Lange 1 rather (the exit watch principle to some extent). Anyway, most answers were fantastic. It is definitely a watch with existence, both for you — the wearer — as others who will definitely notice it. Not as an A. Lange & Söhne roger dubuis excalibur spider pirelli fake watch if they aren’t into watches, but definitely as a luxury timepiece.
After over a week of wearing the new Lange 1 watch, I must mention I believe that I am more than ready to put on a watch in this way. Despite some comments in my age and the watch. I think these remarks will also be due to the fact that people know me as somebody wearing stainless steel watches most of the time. But, I do agree that a watch such as this is something you should not purchase as your first watch when you’re relatively young. It needs some comprehension of this watches and brand generally so as to give it the right amount of appreciation.