Lange 101.027

Jan 14, 2022,15:11 PM

Where to start with this one?

Not that it's particularly interesting, but let's start by saying that this acquisition is by far the largest I've made in my journey as a collector. Not that it was intimidating, nor that it yielded extra doubts during the process but still - waow - it was another level for me.

Let's continue with even more un-interesting prose. To give further context, this acquisition comes after a phase of horological soul-searching and collection re-organisation. In short, I was keen to explore higher-end watches along with their improved finishing, details and lower production numbers. In this journey, I welcomed a Moser Streamliner and now a Lange 1. While the bond was sealed immediately with the Moser, I'm surprised that it's been different with the Lange. Different...not bad.

We really started our relationship after one month together. At first, I described her as being a little shy, capricious and even restrained. There was even a day when I refered to her personality as "cold". However, things have changed and, of course, it wasn't until I saw her on another man's wrist that I started to love her...yes, this is so so typical...!

Anyway, what I'm trying to say is that the Lange 1 is a watch whose beauty unravels itself slowly, rather than at first sight. It's probably because it's very sophisticated and that it takes a pair of trained eyes that are decades old to absorb all of a Lange 1 in a single glance. The metals, the polishing, the welding, the engraving, the movement architecture with its charming little islands, hidden details, the dial layout and vanishing blues...there's a lot to take in and it might have been overwheleming. In any case, though our relationship is still in its adolescence, the Lange's place in my collection is sealed and makes perfect sense. I look forward to many more years on the wrist!

We should probably leave it here for today before this turns into an epic love novel. I promise more pictures of the backside...sorry, I mean, the movement to illustrate further what I meant above.

Thanks for reading and happy weekend!


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Congrats, great catch!

 By: NautNut : January 14th, 2022-15:25

thank you!

 By: Epilogue : January 14th, 2022-15:41

wonderful Lange 1 and gorgeous photo :)

 By: christianch : January 14th, 2022-17:10
I also own a Lange 1 and, as you know, is a very iconic watch with a very understated personality. I did wear mine a lot (much more than other watches in my collection). It is certainly a big investment but worth! I am confident that you will enjoy it a l... 

this is why it is now sold out pretty much everwhere is a great watch

 By: christianch : January 15th, 2022-01:08
with a lot of price value. Given the finish, the hairspring and totally in house movement I don't think the H. Moser has anything less than the lange

very well said!

 By: Epilogue : January 14th, 2022-21:06

My journey into the real high end of things began with Lange

 By: blau : January 14th, 2022-18:07
A white gold hand wind Saxonia, purchased in honor of receiving my doctorate. No, let's say: in honor of *earning* my doctorate! Of course the 'high end watch ownership' thing has only gotten worse since then, and a number of Langes have come and gone (in...  

Great photos and strap!

 By: patrick_y : January 14th, 2022-19:44
You should give these photos to A Collected Man (the website), as they would share your cool aesthetic!

Pure horological romance ...

 By: diracpoint : January 14th, 2022-19:52
(or "horomance" shall we call it) indeed ... sometimes approaching x-rating 😉, but I enjoyed reading it! Post more graphic details whenever you get a chance! 😅😅😅

Beautifully taken pictures....

 By: Rhyzen : January 15th, 2022-01:49
.... And an even better story! I guess the honeymoon will be long with this one!

thank you very much sir

 By: Epilogue : January 16th, 2022-09:13

Far from uninteresting - an excellent read!

 By: CR : January 15th, 2022-06:28
Thanks for posting this. The 101.027 is truly outstanding. Love that blue dial!

Such a great watch and I can relate to the story

 By: jfstudios21 : January 17th, 2022-16:10
Felt the same with the 1815: took me months and even more to not just appreciate the object but actually love the watch. Now I'm waiting to wear it when it's not on my wrist...