it will be sooner [nt]

Aug 15, 2019,02:17 AM

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Tim Mosso reporting steel Lange coming

 By: Francoamerican : August 13th, 2019-17:40
What do you folks think about a steel Lange conceptually? I am not certain if i'm allowed to post a link so i won't He has no details but it's a safe inference it will be something to compete with nautilus et al

Finally? They caved.

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 13th, 2019-18:16
Ti Datograph on a Ti bracelet would have been interesting, but I guess we’ll start with some steel.

I for one am excited to see it. I hope Lange delivers, assuming this isn't mere rumor...

 By: vitalsigns : August 13th, 2019-18:47
After witnessing the madness surrounding PP, AP and Rolex steel models, it's no wonder that Lange, with perhaps some nudging from Richemont, has decided (again, if not mere rumor) to jump into steel. Steel sports watch? Or just a steel watch in general?

i think something like FPJ CB or - more a daily watch between 15k$ to 20k$

 By: maverickmahesh : August 14th, 2019-13:42
it will avoid the trap of ALS trying to get into the zone of Nautilus, Subs or GMT ! an 1815 steel version will be a good daily wearer imho.

He didn’t specify

 By: Francoamerican : August 13th, 2019-19:25
But it’s extremely unlikely imo that it will be a steel version of an existing watch.

Thanks for the info. [nt]

 By: vitalsigns : August 13th, 2019-19:45

it will be sooner [nt]

 By: foversta : August 15th, 2019-02:17

It's not just a rumor. [nt]

 By: DruidPadj : August 14th, 2019-18:22

after seeing his video

 By: woodman : August 13th, 2019-19:28
I was quite intrigue. Highly possible and wish it to happen with the hype around some steel models from PP, AP, Rolex going out of control. Doubt they will waterproof existing model, but hope they dont go too avant-garde with their design. Sport watch wit... 

+1 [nt]

 By: maverickmahesh : August 14th, 2019-13:34

I'm surprised they haven't made it sooner!

 By: jleno : August 13th, 2019-20:17
Very curious to find out what it will look like assuming the rumors are true.

I would be excited about a steel Lange

 By: sham1 : August 13th, 2019-20:18
as long as it is not of a Zeitwerk which is too large for me.

I’m not really sure

 By: Brego : August 13th, 2019-22:49
Lange in its modern iteration has not been around that long. I’m worried about their brand perception if they release a steel sports model. AP with its long history became defined by its steel sports watch and Patek is trying to not to succumb to that mal... 

It saddens me when my favorite watch brand caves in to a trend....

 By: Lankysudanese : August 14th, 2019-00:41
...when their main claim to fame was being avante garde (with the Lange 1, Datograph and [lately] the Zeitwerk). IMHO, if someone is debating between a nautilus and a SS Lange in terms of which brand to enter...then they aren’t really considering the enti... 

I’m not really into Lange, but if confirmed, this sounds like a big development for them...I’ll be interested to follow.

 By: FabR : August 14th, 2019-00:55
If done the right way, a SS sports watch might change quite a lot the perception most people have of this brand...If done the wrong way, it will be a disaster😉 My sincere best wishes to Lange!

Just thinking about this again, having read some of the comments.

 By: Jay (Eire) : August 14th, 2019-04:26
Many of us, myself included, seem to be a little critical of ALS for potentially introducing a sports watch in steel. (And this is a widely held assumption, that it will be a sports model). But, this is exactly what AP did in 1972 with the RO and Patek di... 

Agreed. [nt]

 By: amanico : August 15th, 2019-04:20

Do we really need another over hyped steel watch?

 By: jlux : August 14th, 2019-09:09
Let's wait on the result but I am not so sure whether a steel sports watch fits nicely into the brand image.

I doubt he really knows anything

 By: watch-er : August 14th, 2019-13:15
at this point for certain. All new releases are under embargo if they are for real. Fun to speculate, however.

I heard it’s going to be a new collection with steel bracelets.

 By: emcquillan : August 14th, 2019-23:55
I hope this is not true. I’d rather see a steel Datograph, or the same same caliber in a new sports case. Now THAT would be cool. I hope they dip their toes slowly into the water and don’t release four or fives models in new collection. If a new collectio... 

Yes, there is no way we will see a steel Dato...and we shouldn’t.

 By: vitalsigns : August 15th, 2019-14:34
That would be a big FU to the PT Dato owners

With a new movement, perhaps?

 By: vitalsigns : August 17th, 2019-07:30
Using the Dato movement would be the wrong move for Lange, even if I would selfishly love to see that happen.

Indeed a problem. Any non-Dato chrono movement would be measured against the great Dato movement.

 By: vitalsigns : August 17th, 2019-09:11
Patek has done it with an automatic chrono, which has gained much traction; but of course Patek has very different brand perception.

That’s true. I know I’m very excited to see what Lange has up its sleeve

 By: emcquillan : August 17th, 2019-10:25
I’ll be happy with anything as long as it’s done well and keeps some DNA. As summer closes it is something to look forward to

That is a good point [nt]

 By: emcquillan : August 15th, 2019-21:12