31 Jan '12, 10am

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar

A. Lange & Söhne Lange 1 Tourbillon Perpetual Calendar

Just glancing at the new Lange 1 statement piece from A. Lange & Söhne you might wonder what the big deal is about. Well, the word “tourbillon” on the main time display subdial will give you a clue but you still may not understand. In fact, it is the pure legibility of the perpetual calendar mechanism that brings this watch to life, especially since it is an instantaneous mechanism, where all indicators (including the moon phase) change at the stroke of midnight. This is A. Lange & Söhne so when the information says instantaneous, it really should be. Before we get to the complicated bit, it is worth remembering that perpetual calendars are at least as complicated to get right as tourbillons. In fact, when looking at this watch, it was clear that A. Lange & Söhne really never had a choice about putting the tourbillon dial side. The display of information is just so crisp a...

Full article: http://www.luxury-insider.com/luxury-news/2012/01/a-lange...

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