A. Lange and Sohne Presents Exceptional Lange 1 Daymatic Watch

Dec 18, 2009
The exceptional Lange 1 Daymatic watch from A. Lange & Sohne will definitely become one of the most welcomed models to be presented at the SIHH 2010 industry exhibition. Reminding the brandís conventional Lange 1 timepiece, the Daymatic watch, however, boasts its own peculiarities: an automatic movement, which happens to be the first introduced in the line and completely reversed iconic Lange 1 displays.

The Lange 1 Daymatic watch, featuring the time display on the right and the date indicator on the left, represents a mirror effect of the display featured by the Lange 1 watch. The latter reveals the time on the left and indicates the date on the right. The dial of the Lange 1 Daymatic watch is completed with a small seconds counter and a graceful retrograde scale, which serves to show days of the week instead of the customary power reserve indicator.

The case of the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Daymatic watch is sculptured in platinum or 18-karat gold in yellow or pink alloys. The case measures 39.5mm in diameter, implying it is almost a millimeter larger than the case of the hand-wound Lange 1 watch. Both gold and platinum case interpretations embrace dials manufactured from solid silver. They are performed in the spirit of respect for the brandís masterful traditions.

The lozenge hands, applied Roman numerals, as well as the frame for the oversized date exhibition window are rendered in polished gold. Similar to other Lange 1 watches, both the case and dial of the Daymatic expose complex and impeccable finishing. Paying utmost attention to detail, the watch-making house of A. Lange & Sohne will definitely preserve its well-established position in the horological realm of super professionals.

The gold or platinum case-back is safely fastened by screws. It demonstrates a large sapphire exhibition window, which provides a panoramic view of the L.021.1. caliber movement, entirely executed in the brandís workshops. Composed of 426 elements, the movement is illuminated by the play of 67 jewels, 7 of which are set in golden chatons, secured to the plate by means of the graceful trio of blued screws.

The movement incorporates a centrally mounted rotor. Produced from the German silver, this oscillating weight also exposes a platinum mass on its rim, which serves to improve winding efficiency. The model also boasts such technical characteristics as a freely sprung balance with the brandís proprietary hairspring, a hand-engraved balance cock, as well as a 50-hour power reserve.

Assembled with a slightly curved sapphire crystal, the A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Daymatic watch, reviewed by Watches.InfoNIAC.com, is accompanied by a luxurious hand-sewn crocodile strap, equipped with a platinum or 18-karat gold prong buckle. The latter is marked with the engraved Lange signature.

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