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.