- A. Lange & Söhne
- A FINE AND RARE LIMITED EDITION PLATINUM TOURBILLON WRISTWATCH WITH DATE AND POWER RESERVE INDICATION
NO 92/150 LANGE 1 TOURBILLON CIRCA 2002
- Platinum and alligator
• cal. L961.1 three-quarter plate manual winding nickel lever movement, 49 jewels, balance oscillating within a one-minute tourbillon carriage • matte silvered dial, eccentric dial with engine-turned chapter ring, Roman numerals and diamond indexes, outer minute track and eccentric subsidiary seconds, aperture revealing the tourbillon carriage, fan-form sector for power reserve indication, oversized twin apertures for date • platinum case, pusher for date adjustment to band at 10, sapphire crystal display back secured by 6 screws • case, dial and movement signed • with a platinum A. Lange & Söhne buckle
Lange & Söhne’s extraordinary history is on par with the magnificent watches they produce: founded in 1845 the company was passed down through the Lange family until it was destroyed by a bomb at the end of WWII. It was not until 1989 Walter Lange re-established the A. Lange & Söhne brand. In 1900, at the World Exposition in Paris, Emil Lange presented a pocket watch with a one minute tourbillon to an awed group of experts. It was the determination to create and to constantly improve on previous works of arts that continues to inspire A. Lange & Söhne. It is perhaps due to that fierce conviction that even after the devastating effects of the War the company was still able to reinstate itself back into the fine watch-making league. In 1994, A. Lange & Söhne introduced the world to LANGE 1. With its striking design and its patented outsized date, it became a global phenomenon overnight and became "the face" of A. Lange & Söhne.
In 2000, A. Lange & Söhne brought out the LANGE 1 Tourbillon "Homage to F. A. Lange". Proudly displaying the "Made in Germany" attribute, it combines a fine tourbillon movement with patented outsized date, twin mainspring barrels for three days' power reserve, and a progressive power reserve indicator. The breath taking movement is visible through the sapphire crystal case back.
Production of this model ceased in 2003, 250 pieces were made in pink gold and 150 pieces in platinum.