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Moments in Time: Watches and Wonders with A. Lange & Söhne

The A. Lange & Söhne Little Moon Phase 1 timepiece. Photo ©Lange Uhren GmbH, Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Geneva, Switzerland — A world of stars, the moon and the sky unfolded at Watches and Wonders yesterday during the A. Lange & Söhne presentation. Among the wonders on the agenda were the A. Lange & Söhne 1 Perpetual Calendar and the house’s Little Moon Phase 1 with its eye-catching gold flux dial.

The new Lange 1 Perpetual Calendar 1 showcases the perpetual calendar complication which has been integrated into the timepiece’s prominent dial layout. The watch has been brought out in pink gold with a silver grey dial and in white gold with a solid pink gold dial in a limited edition of 150 watches. The handsome moon phase display is another special feature of the timepiece. It was exactly 20 years ago that the house presented its first wristwatch perpetual calendar, the Langematik Perpetual which would be followed by an additional seven models largely in combination with other complications like the chronograph, the tourbillon or both.

In this version the ring-shaped month display is complemented by the Lange outsize date display, a retrograde day-of-week display and a leap year indication. The watch also features a moon-phase display with an integrated day/night indicator. This consists of a solid gold celestial disc with a blue gradation and the moon is either in white or pink gold. The watch is outfitted with the house’s 67th manufacture calibre, the self-winding L021.3.

The A. Lange & Söhne 1 Perpetual Calendar timepiece. Photo ©Lange Uhren GmbH, Handout via The Gourmet Gazette

Meanwhile if you are looking for more stars and skies, the A. Lange & Söhne Little Moon Phase 1 timepiece delivers on all fronts. For here thousands of tiny stars seem to sparkle on the dark blue dial of the watch sitting in its white gold case with a dark blue gold flux finish as a white gold moon accurately orbits along its celestial course. A second version sees the watch’s bezel set with 56 brilliant cut diamonds for additional shimmer.

The white gold lunar disc shines with 628 stars and the moon phase display is calculated to remain accurate for 122.8 years.
©Trish Valicenti for The Gourmet Gazette

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