A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Time Zone Honey Gold

Today marks a very special day in the history of A. Lagne & Söhne. It is the day the bespoke watchmakers first presented the first Lange collection 22 years ago in the Dresden residential palace. To mark the occasion, A. Lange & Söhne have released a special edition of the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE in honey gold.

24th October 1994 represents a special day in the history of A. Lange & Söhne. It was the day of the watchmaker’s inaugural press conference of the reborn manufactory took place in Germany. At the event, founder Walter Lange and his partner Günter Blümlein acquainted journalist and dealers with the first four timepieces of the new era, among them the LANGE 1. Walter Lange later described the momentous occasion as follows: “The resonance was overwhelming and exceeded our loftiest expectations.”

The LANGE 1 TIME ZONE has ranked among the most popular model of the LANGE 1 family since The clearly organised dial delivers a single-glance reading of home time and the time in a second time zone The time zone is set with a lateral pusher. It advances the rotating city ring with the 24 place names from west to east. On the ring, Dresden – instead of Berlin as in the standard version – represents Central European Time. Additionally, the hour hand on the small subsidiary dial moves forward by one step with each actuation of the pusher. An ingenious synchronisation mechanism also makes it possible to transfer the zone time on the subsidiary dial to the mail dial.

A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone Honey Gold

A. Lange & Sohne Lange 1 Time Zone Honey Gold

Subtle colour changes in the design of the city ring differentiate it from the standard version. The dots between the city names and GMT are blue instead of red. Now, the previously black peripheral ring of the second time zone has the same blue hue as well.

The case in 18K honey gold has a diameter of 42mm. The exclusive material is harder than other gold alloys. The lavishly hand-finshed manufacture calibre L031.1 is assembled twice and has a power reserve of 72 hours. Limited to only 100 watches, the Dresden edition of the LANGE 1 TIME ZONE is available exclusively in A. Lange & Söhne boutiques.

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