A. Lange & Söhne presents a new version of the Lange 1 Time Zone in 950 platinum, paired with a rhodium-colored dial. The monochromatic color scheme gives the Lange 1 Time Zone an even more sophisticated design, which is combined with the technical sophistication of the Saxon Manufacture.
Introduced in 1994, the Lange 1 is one of the icons of modern watchmaking, available in various complications: tourbillons, perpetual calendars, moon phases, including the Lange 1 Time Zone. Aesthetically, all follow the same design as the original Lange 1, while technically the movements have the classic German movement architecture, with three-quarter plates, hand-engraved balance bridges and high-quality finishing.
Introduced in 2005, the Lange 1 Time Zone by A. Lange & Söhne offers great simplicity in reading both the local time and that of the second time zone at a glance. In 2020, the Lange 1 Time Zone was presented in a new version, equipped with a new in-house caliber and available in three variants: rose gold with a silver dial, white gold with a black dial and a limited edition of 100 pieces in yellow gold with a champagne dial.
THE NEW LANGE 1 TIME ZONE in Platinum
In the new version of Lange 1 time zone, the platinum case measures 41,9mm by 10,9mm and is paired with a rhodium-tone dial, paired with a black alligator strap.
While the larger hour dial informs about the local time, the small plus hour dial indicates the second time zone. When the correction button at 8 o'clock is pressed, the city circle advances from west to east by one time zone. At the same time, the hour hand of the small subsidiary dial advances by one hour and indicates the time in the city zone visible under the golden arrow application. A technical refinement is the indication of summer time. A chrome code inside the arrow indicates if there is a change in this time zone. In this case, the internal window turns red; if, on the other hand, solar time is in effect throughout the year in this location, the background remains clear.
To clearly indicate the times of day and night in both time zones, the LANGE 1 ZONE TIME uses another chromatic indication: in the center of each hour circle are ring-shaped day/night indicators matching the hour hands. They indicate whether the time in question refers to the first or second half of the day. If the hour hand is in the colored area of the dial, the information refers to the period between 6.00 and 18.00; if it is highlighted in blue, it refers to the period between 18.00 and 6.00 in the morning.
Another distinctive feature of the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE is the cleverly designed and easy-to-use synchronization mechanism, which allows you to transfer the zone time from the smaller to the larger sub-dial, thus defining a new main or home time. When the crown is pulled out to the second position, the time of both zones can be set synchronously. However, if the pusher for adjusting the second time zone is held down permanently, the hour hand for the zone will stop. At this point it is possible to set the new main time defined independently of the time in the zone. Later, it may be necessary to correct the Grand Date associated with the main time using the pusher at 10 o'clock.
THE MANUFACTURE CALIBER L141.1
The new LANGE 1 Time Zone is powered by the L141.1 Manufacture caliber which guarantees a 72-hour power reserve with a single barrel. Other technical details include the classic screw balance wheel and the free-swinging Manufacture balance spring with a frequency of 21.600 vibrations/hour.
Typical Lange quality features, such as the three-quarter plate in natural nickel silver, the screwed gold chatons, the blued screws, the demanding swan-neck micrometer adjustment and the hand-engraved half-bridges of the balance wheel and intermediate wheel, are visible through the sapphire crystal caseback. The handcrafted decoration of the twice-assembled movement corresponds in every detail to the high standards of A. Lange & Söhne.
The Lange 1 Time Zone in platinum will only be available in Lange boutiques and the price is upon request.