Lange movement hierarchy? Which is most coveted or appreciated of the basic L1/GL1?

Nov 06, 2019,08:27 AM
 






The original  L901








The Grande L095






The L121 upgrade?

Rapwatch


  login to reply

Comments: view entire thread

 

I have become more partial to the latest iteration perhaps because I own one but I do

 
 By: aperna : November 6th, 2019-13:40
Enjoy the uninterrupted nature of the three-quarter plate

Original

 
 By: nwk00 : November 7th, 2019-00:20
though the later ones have technical improvements.

+1 - prefer the original because things that I actually see and experience overshadow those that I don't....

 
 By: CR : November 7th, 2019-10:03
To my eye, the original movement is much more aesthetically pleasing. That matters more to me than the knowledge that the newer movement contains technical improvements. Of course, I might feel differently if I actually experienced problems with the origi... 

+1

 
 By: serg70 : November 8th, 2019-06:39
Aesthetically old one looks better IMO... WBR Serge

L121 for sure.

 
 By: Thewindingstem : November 9th, 2019-11:16
The L121 represents Langes coming of age to me. It is when their iconic L1 had its first fully in-house movement from top to bottom fully developed and manufactured in house with a very clear purpose with Lange watchmakers as opposed to using parts from t... 

I prefer the first movement

 
 By: foversta : November 12th, 2019-13:57
The new one is more cleverly designed but the first one is nicer: I prefer that the regulating organ is located opposite to the crown and not by the crown. The first movement was more balanced and the extra bridges were breaking the uniformity of the 3/4 ...