A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary” (Price and Specifications)
A hand-engraved lunar disc in white gold distinguishes the Little Lange 1 Moon Phase – presented on the occasion of the 25th birthday of the Lange 1 – from the standard version. It has a diameter of 36.8 millimetres and debuts in a limited edition of only 25 watches.
As the ninth of a total of ten special models, the A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary” recalls the spectacular presentation of the Lange 1 on 24 October 1994. The hallmarks of the two-toned anniversary edition include a white-gold case, an argenté-coloured dial in solid silver with blue-printed elements and blued steel hands.
The colour concept is echoed in a characteristic movement detail: The blue-filled engraving of the balance cock in German silver features a reliefed depiction of the outsize date with the number “25” to match the anniversary. The watch is worn on a dark blue alligator leather strap with a white-gold buckle.
Like all manually wound timepieces of the Lange 1 family, the A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase – first introduced in 2017 – has an off-centre dial with an outsize date and an UP/DOWN power-reserve indicator. The moon-phase display is so precise that it only has to be corrected by one day every 122.6 years.
As was already the case with the Grand Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary”, this special edition also features a hand- engraved lunar disc. Six stars and numerous little dots depict the starry sky and together with the golden moons form a three-dimensional heavenly canopy.
The manufacture calibre L121.2, painstakingly finished, polished and decorated by hand, runs at a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations an hour and thanks to its twin mainspring barrel only needs to be wound every three days.
A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary”
Movement: Lange manufacture calibre L121.2, manually wound, crafted to the most exacting Lange quality standards, decorated and assembled by hand; precision-adjusted in five positions; plates made of untreated German silver; balance cock engraved by hand and filled with blue; engraving of the Lange outsize date on the balance cock
Movement parts: 411
Screwed gold chatons: 8
Escapement: Lever escapement
Oscillation system: Shock-resistant screw balance with eccentric poising weights; balance spring manufactured in-house with a frequency of 21,600 semi-oscillations per hour; precision beat adjustment system with lateral setscrew and whiplash spring
Power reserve: 72 hours when fully wound
Functions: Time indicated in hours, minutes and subsidiary seconds with stop seconds; power-reserve indicator; Lange outsize date; moon-phase display
Operating elements: Crown for winding the watch and setting the time; button for rapid correction of the outsize date; recessed push piece for correcting the moon-phase display
Case dimensions: Diameter: 36.8 millimetres; height: 9.5 millimetres
Movement dimensions: Diameter: 30.6 millimetres; height: 5.7 millimetres
Case: White gold
Dial: Solid silver, argenté
Hands: Blued steel
Glass and caseback: Sapphire crystal (Mohs hardness 9)
Strap: Hand-stitched alligator leather, blue, grey seam
Buckle: White gold prong buckle
Limited edition: 25 watches, engraved 01/25...25/25
The price for the A. Lange & Söhne Little Lange 1 Moon Phase “25th Anniversary” is 42,300 Euro.